Each page in a career profile offers information about something specific. This article breaks down what you'll find when you click on the Duties and Requirements tabs.
The Duties page describes the work you would do if you chose this career - activities and responsibilities. There are two types of duties:
Task List contains all the duties that are unique to that career. Other careers may not give you the chance to perform these tasks.
Common Work Activities are duties that are just as important, but are required in many other careers as well.
There is much more to being successful in a career than completing your duties.
Working Conditions: A job may require workers to complete their tasks in uncomfortable or hazardous environments, work more than 40 hours, interact with angry or emotional people, travel regularly, and so on. If you cannot tolerate a job's working conditions it is likely you will not enjoy your work.
Physical Demands: Some people prefer careers that keep their bodies active, while others can tolerate sitting for long stretches of time. In either case, your health is an important factor in deciding if a career is appropriate for you.
Skills and Abilities: Your career will require you to develop skills that support your work, such as taking initiative when you notice a problem, communicating successfully in speech and writing, managing your time effectively, and remaining calm in a crisis. Think about which skills align with your existing strengths, and which skills you may have to work on to succeed.
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