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Job Activities

Learn about the most important job activities for Counseling Psychologists. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each job activity.

Importance*More Info
1.Assisting and Caring for Others100
2.Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships94
3.Getting Information93
4.Making Decisions and Solving Problems91
5.Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates90
6.Documenting/Recording Information86
7.Performing for or Working Directly with the Public84
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge84
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events84
10.Communicating with Persons Outside Organization83
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
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Job Activity Scores

Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Help a coworker complete an assignmentAssist a stranded traveler in finding lodgingCare for seriously injured persons in an emergency room
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Exchange greetings with a coworkerMaintain good working relationships with almost all coworkers and clientsGain cooperation from a culturally diverse group of executives hostile to your company
Getting Information
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Follow a standard blueprintReview a budgetStudy international tax laws
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Determine the meal selection for a cafeteriaSelect the location for a major department storeMake the final decision about a company's 5-year plan
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Write brief notes to othersReport the results of a sales meeting to a supervisorCreate a videotaped presentation of a company's internal policies
Documenting/Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Record the weights of trucks that use the highwaysDocument the results of a crime scene investigationMaintain information about the use of orbiting satellites for private industry communications
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Tend a highway toll boothSell shoes in a popular shoe storePerform a monologue on national TV
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Keep up with price changes in a small retail storeKeep current on changes in maintenance procedures for repairing sports carsLearn information related to a complex and rapidly changing technology
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Test an automobile transmissionJudge the acceptability of food productsDetermine the reaction of a virus to a new drug
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Have little contact with people outside the organizationMake standard presentations about available servicesPrepare or deliver press releases