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Computer Scientist

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Computer science involves the design and architecture of computers, the development of programmes and the effective construction of systems. Modern computer science is involved in every aspect of industry and business and underpins every aspect of our personal lives.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.

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Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.

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Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.

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Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.

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Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.

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Meet with managers, vendors, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.

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Conduct logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems, formulating mathematical models of problems for solution by computers.

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Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.

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Participate in staffing decisions and direct training of subordinates.

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Develop performance standards, and evaluate work in light of established standards.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:  Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:  Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Interacting With Computers:  Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Mathematics:  Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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Telecommunications:  Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Systems Evaluation:   Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Mathematics:   Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Systems Analysis:   Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Programming:   Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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