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"Dental Assistant"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Abilities Needed for: "Dental Assistant"

1) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


2) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


3) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


4) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


5) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


6) 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).


7) 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.


8) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


9) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


10) 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.


11) 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 there is a problem.


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12) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


13) 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).


14) 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.


15) 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.


Job Description for "Dental Assistant" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Dental Assistant"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-E        SOC:  31-9091.00


 

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