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Risk Management Specialists

Also called: Global Risk Management Director, Risk Analyst, Risk Management Director, Risk Manager

What they do:
Analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies.
  • Recommend ways to control or reduce risk.
  • Analyze areas of potential risk to the assets, earning capacity, or success of organizations.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS Hot Technology
  • StataCorp Stata Hot Technology
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++ Hot Technology
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl Hot Technology
Project management software
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SharePoint Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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