PLANNING

Planning includes occupations related to the developing of long and short-term land use plans for residential, commercial, institutional and recreational purposes in urban, suburban and rural communities.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Tasks:

  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.
  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation.
  • Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.
  • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals.
  • Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$44,850 – $103,630

Description:
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

Tasks:

  • Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
  • Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports.
  • Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Participate in the publication of data or information.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$30,460 – $64,710

Description:
Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.

Tasks:

  • Analyze or manipulate bioinformatics data using software packages, statistical applications, or data mining techniques.
  • Extend existing software programs, web-based interactive tools, or database queries as sequence management and analysis needs evolve.
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies.
  • Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions.
  • Enter or retrieve information from structural databases, protein sequence motif databases, mutation databases, genomic databases or gene expression databases.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$30,460 – $64,710

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