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Using the LCI to Address College Majors & Occupations


An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning
into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

-Jack Welch


Simply stated…what is your competitive advantage? No matter what the industry or service, the most important resource for any organization is the human resource. The LCI provides an inward look at learning processes, an outward analysis of an individual’s actions, and a vocabulary for explaining the specific actions the person takes that result in productive or unproductive outcomes.

The importance of completing the LCI lies in the fact that the LCI is neither a skills assessment nor determinant of achievement or success. It is designed to help people recognize and understand the ways in which they interpret and operationalize information. In order to be successful, we need to be able to make temporary adaptations to the way we naturally process information to meet the needs of the challenge that confronts us. It starts by being able to articulate how we process information and decode the characteristics of what is required to be successful.

When considering college majors or career options one needs to understand:

• What actions and behaviors are rewarded
• What actions and behaviors are punished
• The culture that a discipline attracts

Here are some career and occupations based upon Learning Patterns:

Lead with Sequence
• Administration Support
• Business Supervisor
• Commissioned Military
• Curriculum Developer
• Early Childhood Teacher
• Elementary School Teacher
• General Office Clerk
• Human Resources Manager
• Instructional Media Designer
• Librarian
• Middle School Teacher
• Nursing
• Paralegal
• Personnel Officer
• Police Officer
• Pre-school Teacher
• Project Manager
• Retail Manager
• School Administrator
• Special Education Teacher
• Teacher aide
• Veterinarian Technician
• Inspector

Lead with Precise
• Accountant
• Actuary
• Adult Education Teacher
• Announcer
• Architect
• Auditor
• Baker
• Banking
• Bookkeeper
• Communications Specialist
• Copywriter or Editor
• Corporate Finance
• Correspondent
• Data Entry and Information Processing
• Economist
• Editor
• Engineer
• Financial Planner
• Interpreter and Translator
• Investment Banker
• Journalist
• Lawyer
• Medical Doctor
• News Analyst/Reporter
• Pilot
• Proofreader
• Public Relations Specialist
• Publication Assistant
• Secondary School Teacher
• University or College Professor
• Veterinarian
• Writer

Lead with Technical
• Auto Mechanic
• Biologist
• Boilermaker and steamfitter
• Carpenter
• Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installer
• Chef & Culinary Arts
• Construction and Building
• Construction Equipment Operator
• Electrician
• Elevator Installer and Repair
• Enlisted Military
• Farmer
• Fisherman
• Glazier
• Hazardous Materials Removal
• Insulation Worker
• Iron and Metal Worker
• Lumberjack
• Mason
• Mechanic
• Miner
• Painter and Paperhanger
• Pipe layer, Plumber, Pipefitter
• Plasterer and Stucco Mason
• Plumber
• Roofer
• Sheet Metal Worker
• Welder

Lead with Confluent
• Actor
• Advertising
• Animal Trainer
• Artist
• Arts Education Teacher
• Broadcasting
• Choreographer
• Clothing Designer
• Dancer
• Event Promoter
• Graphic Artist
• Marketing Specialist
• Musician
• Novelist
• Radio, Television and film
• Real Estate Agent
• Sales
• Screenwriter
• Software Developer
• Stylist
• Vocalist

Please remember, we have a combination of Learning Patterns. So, while our lead pattern may direct us towards a particular general occupation it is our other patterns that may direct towards a specific discipline. As an example, a person who has a lead pattern of Precise may select Writing as an occupation but based upon their other Learning Patterns they may select Textbook writer (Sequence), Science writer (Technical), or Fiction writer (Confluence). For additional information on careers and salaries please visit http://www.careeronestop.org/.