We use computers today in almost everything we do. You are using a computer when you are texting your friends, listening to your iPod, googling for information, taking a quiz on Facebook, using a debit or credit card to buy a movie ticket, or driving your car.
Problem-solving - Defining and solving problems; Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills; Advanced quantitative abilities; Trouble shooting
Research - Collection, analysis and interpretation of data; Organizing vast amounts of data and research results; Creative and logical thinking
Verbal and written communication - Ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; Ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others; Ability to question and probe to solve computer problems; Communicating process details
Organizational - Organization and classification of data; Multi-tasking; Time management; Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Interpersonal - Work independently and as a part of a team classifying/systemizing efficiency
Technical - Aptitude for computer languages and programming; Database management; Design and develop computer systems; Computer programming; Install software and hardware; Mathematical skills
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.