Physicists

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Reading Comprehension: 5.88
  • Science: 5.75
  • Mathematics: 5.5
  • Active Learning: 5.5
  • Learning Strategies: 5
  • Writing: 5
  • Critical Thinking: 4.88
  • Complex Problem Solving: 4.88
  • Speaking: 4.75
  • Active Listening: 4.75
  • Instructing: 4.62
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 4.5
  • Monitoring: 4
  • Systems Analysis: 4
  • Systems Evaluation: 3.88
  • Programming: 3.88
  • Time Management: 3.62
  • Operations Analysis: 3.62
  • Persuasion: 3.5
  • Technology Design: 3.38
  • Coordination: 3.38
  • Quality Control Analysis: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3.12
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.12
  • Service Orientation: 3
  • Negotiation: 2.75
  • Operation Monitoring: 2.38
  • Management of Material Resources: 2.25
  • Management of Financial Resources: 2.12
  • Troubleshooting: 2
  • Equipment Selection: 1.5
  • Operation and Control: 0.62
  • Installation: 0.12
CORE TASKS
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
  • Describe and express observations and conclusions in mathematical terms.
  • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
  • Report experimental results by writing papers for scientific journals or by presenting information at scientific conferences.
  • Design computer simulations to model physical data so that it can be better understood.
  • Teach physics to students.
  • Write research proposals to receive funding.

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