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Typical Knowledge Categories

This section shows the most common knowledge categories required by Library Assistants, Clerical in order of importance. Click on a link in the Knowledge Category column to view more detailed information.
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Knowledge Category Knowledge Category Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 69
Administrative Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 68
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 64
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. 50
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 49
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 48
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 34
History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures. 34
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins. 34
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 33
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 33
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 30
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. 29
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. 27
Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture. 26
Foreign Language Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation. 20
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Based on a national survey, the most important knowledge category for Library Assistants, Clerical is Customer and Personal Service with a score of 69 out of 100. The second most important knowledge category is Administrative with a score of 68 out of 100. The third most important knowledge category is English Language with a score of 64 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Abilities Required

This section shows the results of a national survey listing the most common work abilities required by Library Assistants, Clerical in order of importance. Click on a link in the Work Ability column to view more detailed information.
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Work Ability Work Ability Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 66
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 66
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). 60
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 60
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 56
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem. 53
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 53
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 53
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. 50
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. 50
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 50
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 50
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 47
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). 47
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). 47
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. 44
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance. 41
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing. 41
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. 38
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. 38
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 35
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. 31
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. 28
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 28
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). 28
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. 28
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. 28
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. 28
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 25
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. 25
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. 25
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. 25
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 25
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. 25
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 25
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. 25
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. 25
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. 25
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. 25
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. 22
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. 16
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. 10
Explosive Strength The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. 3
Night Vision The ability to see under low-light conditions. 3
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. 3
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Based on a national survey, the most important work ability for Library Assistants, Clerical is Oral Expression with a score of 66 out of 100. The second most important work ability is Written Comprehension with a score of 66 out of 100. The third most important work ability is Information Ordering with a score of 60 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Interests

This section shows the results of a national survey listing the most common work interests for Library Assistants, Clerical in order of importance.
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Work Interest Work Interest Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. 100
Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. 72
Social Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. 50
Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. 28
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Based on a national survey, the most important work interest for Library Assistants, Clerical is Conventional with a score of 100 out of 100. The second most important work interest is Realistic with a score of 72 out of 100. The third most important work interest is Social with a score of 50 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Styles

This section shows the most common work styles required by Library Assistants, Clerical in order of importance. Click on a link in the Work Style column to view more detailed information.
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Work Style Work Style Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. 86
Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 82
Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. 81
Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. 76
Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 76
Self-Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. 75
Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. 75
Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. 73
Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations. 66
Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 62
Social Orientation Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. 62
Achievement/Effort Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. 60
Innovation Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. 59
Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 58
Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 56
Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 55
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Based on a national survey, the most important work style for Library Assistants, Clerical is Cooperation with a score of 86 out of 100. The second most important work style is Dependability with a score of 82 out of 100. The third most important work style is Integrity with a score of 81 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.



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