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Aquarists

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Aquarists

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Examples of knowledge and skills required


Work Activities of Aquarists

Importance
Activity
83% 

Performing General Physical Activities

  • lift or transport ill or injured patients
  • clean rooms or work areas
  • move materials or goods between work areas
  • build or repair tanks or display areas

80% 

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

  • explain job to public
  • describe displayed animals to public

77% 

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

    76% 

    Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

    • use health or sanitation standards
    • use animal disease control techniques

    76% 

    Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

      75% 

      Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

        75% 

        Making Decisions and Solving Problems

          75% 

          Getting Information

            72% 

            Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

              71% 

              Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

              • recognize disease or parasites in animals
              • understand animal habits or needs
              • identify animal species
              • identify animal characteristics

              69% 

              Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

                68% 

                Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

                • maintain safe environment for children
                • observe patient condition
                • monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions

                67% 

                Documenting/Recording Information

                • maintain animal medical records

                66% 

                Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

                  62% 

                  Assisting and Caring for Others

                  • administer injections
                  • administer medications or treatments
                  • perform animal euthanasia
                  • examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
                  • feed animals

                  61% 

                  Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

                    60% 

                    Coaching and Developing Others

                      59% 

                      Thinking Creatively

                      • assist in display design

                      58% 

                      Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

                      • compound pharmaceuticals or medical preparations

                      58% 

                      Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

                        56% 

                        Processing Information

                        • weigh patients
                        • document animal behavior and characteristics

                        56% 

                        Scheduling Work and Activities

                          55% 

                          Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

                            54% 

                            Performing Administrative Activities

                            • maintain records, reports, or files

                            53% 

                            Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

                              53% 

                              Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

                                53% 

                                Selling or Influencing Others

                                  53% 

                                  Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

                                    52% 

                                    Analyzing Data or Information

                                      52% 

                                      Training and Teaching Others

                                      • train animals

                                      52% 

                                      Monitoring and Controlling Resources

                                      • order or purchase supplies, materials, or equipment

                                      52% 

                                      Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

                                        51% 

                                        Developing Objectives and Strategies


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