CHAPTER 18
Group VI Occupations:
The Sciences

THIS GROUP comprises the occupations concerned with the development of science and its application in all nontechnological situations. At the upper Level it includes all research scientists, university and college science faculties, and those whose professions are based on the application of scientific principles, except in technology. Table 18.1 gives a list of many occupations which belong in this Group. Lower Level occupations in this Group are all of a supportive nature, and there are not many of them.

TABLE 18.1. OCCUPATIONS IN GROUP VI: THE SCIENCES
Level 1
Independent research scientists, all fields Museum curators
University and college faculties in science
Mathematicians
Medical specialists, all types
Level 2
Dentists Scientists, semi-independent
Nurses Veterinarians
Pharmacists
Level 3
Chiropodists Medical technicians
Chiropractors Weather observers
Laboratory technicians (trained) X-ray technicians
Level 4
Embalmers Technical assistants
Level 5
Veterinary hospital attendants

Analysis of MORS ratings shows that Academic ability is important at the upper Levels but becomes decreasingly so; Mechanical ability and Physical agility are generally irrelevant, but some Social ability is required, particularly by practitioners and teachers.

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