Career Research Chart

Career Research Chart

This resource is a supplement to the Extended Learning Institute’s Exploring Career Options webinar. Use the chart below to keep track of information pertaining to careers of interest. Refer to the ELI webinar website for information about the webinar.


Career Options

Administrative Assistant ________


Financial Examiner

Education/ Training Requirements Identify the specific steps to take to prepare for career option.

Complete Associate OR 2-year degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences

High School Degree OR GED Certificate

Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree, and Ph.D. OR Doctorate Degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Physics

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business OR Finance


Employment rate projected to grow 2% to 4% from 2014 to 2024

Employment rate projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024

Employment rate projected to grow 9% to 13% from 2014 to 2024


$27320 to $53060 Annual

$72440 to $129730 ($160310 for Exceptional Performers) Annual

Approximately $79280 Annual

Primary Work Activities

  • Working Inside
  • Composing and responding to e-mails
  • Face to face communication
  • Letter Writing
  • Telephone Communication
  • Working Inside
  • Using mathematics to prove or disprove theories
  • Interpreting data and report
  • Developing new rules and theories
  • Using data analysis to improve business tasks
  • Working Inside
  • Examining financial records
  • Preparing operational reports
  • Implementing financial decisions
  • Monitoring financial indicators
  • Face to face communications


  • Managing Time
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing and Authoring
  • Decision Making
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning
  • Science
  • Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Decision Making
  • Deductive Reasoning


  • Stability
  • Creativity
  • Creativity
  • Income
  • Prestige
  • Stability
  • Independence
  • Independence
  • Achievement
  • Prestige
  • Income

Reason(s) why career option is of interest to you

This career requires interaction with technology (emails, telephones, and computers) and writing letters, and I am good at these areas.

The best reason that I am interested in this occupation is Mathematics. I am good at all the skills required for this occupation. Moreover, it offers high income, prestige, and independence.

I have always wanted a career in finance. This occupation offers income, prestige, and independence and the work style and activities attracted me the most.




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