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11-1011.00 - Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Sample of reported job titles: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Executive Director, Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance Vice President, General Manager, Operations Vice President

Also see: Chief Sustainability Officers

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
88   Core Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
85   Core Confer with board members, organization officials, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.
84   Core Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
80   Core Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.
78   Core Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.
77   Core Direct or coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
76   Core Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
75   Core Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
74   Core Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
74   Core Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans or activities, the selection of directors or other high-level staff, or establishment or organization of major departments.
71   Core Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards.
70   Core Prepare or present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting businesses or program services.
69   Core Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
69   Core Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
66   Core Coordinate the development or implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, or other administrative control processes.
65   Core Direct non-merchandising departments, such as advertising, purchasing, credit, or accounting.
63   Core Deliver speeches, write articles, or present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.
77   Supplemental Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
77   Supplemental Review and analyze legislation, laws, and public policy, and recommend changes to promote and support interests of both the general population and special groups.
70   Supplemental Nominate citizens to boards or commissions.
69   Supplemental Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals.
68   Supplemental Make presentations to legislative or other government committees regarding policies, programs, or budgets.
67   Supplemental Refer major policy matters to elected representatives for final decisions.
67   Supplemental Administer programs for selection of sites, construction of buildings, or provision of equipment or supplies.
67   Supplemental Direct or coordinate activities of businesses involved with buying or selling investment products or financial services.
65   Supplemental Direct or conduct studies or research on issues affecting areas of responsibility.
64   Supplemental Attend and participate in meetings of municipal councils or council committees.
62   Supplemental Organize or approve promotional campaigns.
61   Supplemental Conduct or direct investigations or hearings to resolve complaints or violations of laws or testify at such hearings.
57   Supplemental Represent organizations or promote their objectives at official functions or delegate representatives to do so.
48   Supplemental Prepare bylaws approved by elected officials and ensure that bylaws are enforced.
30   Supplemental Direct or coordinate activities between the United States Government and foreign entities to provide information or promote international interests and harmony.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Desktop calculator — 10-key calculators
Desktop computers
High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Mobile phones — Smartphones
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Personal computers
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — ComputerEase Construction Accounting; Intuit QuickBooks software; Sage Peachtree software
Analytical or scientific software — Lyris HQ Web-Analytics Solution; Nedstat Sitestat; Online advertising reporting software
Customer relationship management CRM software — Oracle Siebel Server Sync
Data base user interface and query software — AdSense Tracker; Databox software; Microsoft Access; Structured query language SQL (see all 5 examples)
Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher
Electronic mail software — Email software; Listserv software; Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics AX; Oracle E-Business Suite; Oracle PeopleSoft; SAP software (see all 5 examples)
Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphic presentation software
Human resources software — Halogen e360; Halogen ePraisal; Human resource information system HRIS software; Infor SSA Human Capital Management
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Project management software — HCSS HeavyBid; HCSS HeavyJob; Microsoft Project
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Time accounting software — Exact Software Macola ES Labor Performance; Norchard Solutions Succession Wizard

See all 25 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
86   Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
75   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
74   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
73   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.
73   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
67   Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
57   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
51   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
50   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
50   Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
49   Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
48   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
47   Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
38   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
37   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
30   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
30   Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
28   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
27   Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
26   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
25   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
24   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.
20   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
18   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
17   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
15   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
15   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.
14   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
13   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
11   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
11   Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
88   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
88   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
85   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.
85   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
85   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
85   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
81   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
81   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
81   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
78   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
78   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
78   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
78   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
78   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
78   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
78   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
75   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
75   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
66   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
63   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
60   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
56   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
56   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
50   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
31   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
22   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
22   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
19   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
16   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
88   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
88   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
85   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
81   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
81   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
81   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
81   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
78   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
75   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
75   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
75   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
66   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
66   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
60   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
56   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
56   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
56   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
53   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
53   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
53   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
50   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
44   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
31   Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
31   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
31   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
28   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
22   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
19   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
94   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
94   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
94   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
91   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Present information to the public.
91   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Draft legislation or regulations.
91   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
89   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
85   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Resolve employee or contractor problems.
84   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
80   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes.
79   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
78   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
76   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate special events or programs.
  • Direct administrative or support services.
  • Direct financial operations.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities.
  • Manage construction activities.
  • Manage human resources activities.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.
75   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
74   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
74   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
73   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
69   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
66   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
65   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
63   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
61   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
57   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
55   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
54   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
53   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
45   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
42   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
41   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
39   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
31   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
31   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
30   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
15   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
12   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
12   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
12   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
10   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Context
Work Context
100   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
100   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
100   Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?
100   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
99   Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
98   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
98   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
96   Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
96   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
95   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
94   Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
93   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
93   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
84   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
83   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
76   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
73   Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?
71   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
71   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
69   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
67   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
64   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
64   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
63   In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
62   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
61   Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?
46   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
37   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
34   Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?
29   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
27   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
24   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
20   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
20   Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
17   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
16   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
16   Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?
15   In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
15   Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
12   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
12   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
12   Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
12   Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
12   Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)
11   Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
10   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
10   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
  Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
  Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
  Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
  Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
  Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
  Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
  Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?
 Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
 Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
 Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related Experience Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available Bachelor's degree
Not available Master's degree
Not available Doctoral or professional degree

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
72   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
45   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
28   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
17   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
96   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
96   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
95   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
94   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
92   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
92   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
91   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
90   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
87   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
86   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
82   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
82   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
81   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
81   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
76   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
74   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
100   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
100   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
89   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
89   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
72   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
67   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

11-2022.00 Sales Managers Bright Outlook
11-2031.00 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
11-3031.01 Treasurers and Controllers Bright Outlook
11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
11-3071.03 Logistics Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation
11-3131.00 Training and Development Managers
11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
11-9199.04 Supply Chain Managers Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green
23-1011.00 Lawyers Bright Outlook
41-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

Median wages (2012) $80.84 hourly, $168,140 annual
Employment (2012) 331,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 87,800
Top industries (2012)
Self-Employed (18% employed in this sector)

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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  • Top Executives external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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