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Careers for proficiency in classification skills

Classification skills help identify underlying relationships between people, things, and ideas and are essential in careers where conceptual thinking and organization play a central role.

More benefits of classification skills in the workplace include:

  • Proficiency in adapting to new situations.
  • Memorizing information.
  • Bringing greater clarity and increased focus.
  • Discerning relevant data from facts and figures.

Classification abilites

Example questions:

1. Which of the following words does not belong?

anemone, rose, lotus, begonia, buttercup


2. Which of the following does not belong?

Kepler, Hawkin, Columbus ,Hubble, Sagan

All apart from Columbus are astronomers.

If your classification abilities are your strong point, you may pursue one of the following careers:

Suitable careers

  • Biochemists
  • Biophysicists
  • Microbiologists
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Cellular Biologists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Biologists
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Geoscientists
  • Mining and Geological Engineers
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Geneticists
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Soil and Plant Scientists
  • File Clerks

Classification abilites (with speed factor)

Suitable careers

  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Airline Pilots
  • Copilots
  • Flight Engineers
  • Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
  • Petroleum Pump System Operators
  • Refinery Operators
  • Commercial Pilots
  • Gas Plant Operators
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Locomotive Engineers
  • Municipal Fire Fighters
  • Anesthesiologist Assistants