MGMT 404 week 3
O*Net Research Center
1. The occupation I was looking for was an Ultrasound technician. Ultrasound tech. was the second occupation that came up during my search. I think the information was comprehensive. The site gave specific information like salaries by state. I really liked the salary break down. The list of tasks is very close to what the ultrasound techs do at my office. They have to submit a report after every ultrasound that they complete. They also have to decide what images they are going to include in the clients portfolio. Before an ultrasound can began, the ultrasound tech. has to review the patient’s record to see if they are having a normal or abnormal pregnancy. Apart of the ultrasound tech. job is to understand the past ...view middle of the document...
2. I was surprised at the choices that O*Net chose for me. Anesthesiologists were the first occupation that was listed then nuclear engineer. I’ve never even been interested in either job before. Ultrasound tech wasn’t one of the jobs that O*net picked for me. The last job that was listed was first line supervisor. I can see how O*Net chose the occupations; my personality is very take charge. I always seem to be in charge of a project whether it is at work or in my family life. The skills reminded me of a personality test.
3. I think O*Net can be helpful in conducting a job analysis because the site explains everything a person should know in order to do a job. At O*Net you can enter in a job and the tasks, tools and technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, and work context will come up. This could help HR determine who should be filling their open positions. Under the job zone section on O*Net it explains the job training. Like we discussed in week 3, a job analysis job is to determine the salary, training and, job description to name a few. O*Net basically does the assessment. O*Net even explains the needed work values and wages and employment trends. This could help companies be more aware of the money needed to employ someone.
4. If I was a director of human resources I don’t think I would have my employees use the site, but I think I would have applicants complete the skills search. I’m not sure what good it would do to have current employees use the site, unless they were up for a promotion or job change. I wish I would have done a skills search after I graduated high school, maybe I would be doing something different.