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Table 3: Five Primary Skills Required for Selected High Demand Occupations*
  Social and Human Service Assistant Computer Support Specialist Paralegal and Legal Assistant Medical Records / Health Information Technician Systems Analyst Construction Manager Speech-Language Pathologist
Skill Category Skill
Basic Active learning x
Active listening x
Critical thinking x
Reading comprehension x x x x
Speaking x x x
Writing     x x     x
Complex Problem Solving Information gathering     x x      
Information organization x
Problem identification x x x x
Synthesis/reorganization       x      
Resource Management Management of personnel resources           x  
Social Coordination           x  
Instructing x x
Service orientation x
Social perceptiveness x            
Systems Judgment and decision making           x  
Technical Operations analysis   x          
Product inspection x
Programming x
Testing x x
Troubleshooting   x     x    
* A complete skills distribution for each occupation is available online at < >.


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