Chemistry Case Study

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1.) did some research on what a chemist does, what the work environment is like, what education is required, what skills you need to be successful, how much they are paid, and what a typical day in the career is like. According to O*NET OnLine, the Strong Interest Inventory letters are IRC. This makes sense because chemistry is a true science that requires a very investigative approach. Chemists analyze data and reactions. They make new discoveries and changes. This is a realistic career were employees come up with solutions for everyday problems. Most of the work is practical and hands on. They work in a way that allows for systematic and precise observations. Chemists have strong mathematic skills and pay very close attention to detail. …show more content…
2.) According to the Strong Interest Inventory, my highest themes are Investigative, Realistic, and Conventional (IRC). It looks like we have a match! My top five Basic Interest Scales include the subjects of science, mathematics, medical science, mechanics & construction, and research. These are very prevalent in the field of chemistry. Chemists use mathematics in their calculations (math is a tool for the sciences), and chemistry is often implemented into the medical field. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, medicinal chemists (similar to Tim’s job) help develop the process for producing pharmaceutical drugs on a large scale. This career easily combines some of my top interests. Chemists learn by doing and through lectures and textbooks. They are comfortable leading by example and taking charge when needed. They also enjoy team work just as much as independent roles. These are a few of my Personal Style Scales Preferences that seem to align with the preferences of a chemist. I dislike working a monotonous job that is repetitive; I prefer to have an exciting career that is ever-changing. According to the interview, this is one of the main reasons why Tim Braden …show more content…
In the interview with Tim Braden, I learned that he thinks that it is very important to enjoy your job. He listed it as a skill to be successful in his career. My number one core value is doing work I like. It is important for me to do something meaningful and something that I have a genuine interest in. I will never pursue a career just because it pays well or has employee benefits. Doing work that I enjoy is of utmost importance to me. I also believe that it is important to be yourself. This reflects on my second core value: authenticity. There was no mention of this in the interview or on O*NET, but I still think it is important to any career. It ties in along with doing work you genuinely enjoy. How can you genuinely enjoy your career if you are not being your true self? It is possible for me to “be someone else”, but it will wear off after a while and I’ll want to relax and be myself. My third core value is intellect. I like to be recognized in my field of work. Chemists definitely have a lot of skill and intellectual ability, but they don’t necessarily care about the recognition. They work for a company that takes credit for the products and discoveries. This is a possible challenge for me if I decide to take this career path. I get to do something that I like, but I may not get the credit that I like. If I enjoy my career while

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