Professional, Engineering and Scientific (60% of NASA's positions)
Occupations in this category require knowledge in a specialized field such as science, math, engineering, law or accounting (depending on the specific position). These positions generally require a bachelor's degree or higher degree with major study in a specialized field. This group covers positions such as:
Administrative and Management (24% of NASA's positions)
Occupations in this category require knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices associated with organizations, administration or management. While these positions do not require specialized education (except for contracting positions), they do involve the type of skills (analytical, research, writing, judgment) typically gained through a college level education, or through progressively responsible experience. This group covers positions such as:
Clerical and Administrative Support (7% of NASA's positions)
Occupations in this category provide general office or program support duties such as preparing, receiving, reviewing, and verifying documents; processing transactions; maintaining office records; or locating and compiling data or information from files. This group covers positions such as:
Technical and Medical Support (9% of NASA's positions)
Occupations in this category support professional or administrative work. Duties require practical knowledge of techniques and equipment, gained through experience and/or specific training less than that represented by college graduation. This group covers positions such as:
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