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Linguists

OaSIS code 41409.05

Linguists study the origin, structure and development of languages and apply linguistic theory to problems in teaching, translation and communications.

Overview

Also known as

  • Etymologist
  • Linguist
  • Sociolinguist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Study the origin, structure and development of languages and apply linguistic theory to problems in teaching, translation and communications.

Additional information

  • Specialize in particular areas of social sciences and humanities disciplines. These include gerontologists (specialists in the phenomena and problems of aging), graphoanalysts (specialists in handwriting analysis) and others.
  • Specialization usually exists within each of these occupations and is usually obtained through university study or through experience.

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Exclusions:

  • College and other vocational instructors (41210)
  • Secondary school teachers (41220)
  • Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (41403)

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Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Clerical Activities
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
5 - Highest Level
Getting Information
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Establishments throughout the private and public sectors
  • Universities

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Inductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
5 - Highest Level
Pattern Organization Speed
5 - Highest Level
Speech Clarity
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Writing
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Instructing
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important