10 Most Critical Job Skills
Knowing which skills are in high demand can help guide decisions around your education.
Discover 10 of the most critical job skills to stay ahead and progress in your career.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex problem solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Judgment and decision making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate ones.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting.
Computers and electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment and computer hardware including applications and programs.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.
Operations and systems analysis
Determining how a system or operation should work and how changes in conditions, operations and environments will affect outcomes. Understanding the needs and product requirements of a particular design.
Monitoring and assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvement or take corrective action.
Writing computer programming for various purposes.
Sales and marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services. Includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems.
Business and management courses will develop your knowledge and skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, and judgement & decision-making.