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SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND RELATED WORKERS, ALL OTHER
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Occupation Description:
 
  All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Transportation Planners (ONET code: 19-3099.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop sustainable transportation strategies at the local, regional, or national level.
  • Interpret data from traffic modeling software, geographic information systems, or associated databases.
  • Design new or improved transport infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bus facilities, or car parking areas.
  • Evaluate transportation project needs or costs.
  • Prepare necessary documents to obtain planned project approvals or permits.
  • Evaluate transportation-related consequences of federal or state legislative proposals.
  • Prepare or review engineering studies or specifications.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $80,112.00 $38.52 $39.88 $30.34 - $44.86
Hartford $80,102.00 $38.51 $39.43 $30.34 - $44.75
New London/Norwich $89,183.00 $42.88 $44.12 $37.85 - $48.06
      
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