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25-2012.00 - Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

Sample of reported job titles: Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher, Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Kinder Teacher, Kindergarten / First Grade Teacher, 4 Year Olds Kindergarten Teacher, Title One Kindergarten Teacher

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
91   Core Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
91   Core Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
91   Core Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
90   Core Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
90   Core Demonstrate activities to children.
88   Core Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
87   Core Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
85   Core Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.
83   Core Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
82   Core Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
82   Core Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
81   Core Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
81   Core Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
80   Core Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
78   Core Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
78   Core Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of kindergarten programs.
78   Core Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, to prevent injuries and damage.
77   Core Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
77   Core Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
76   Core Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
76   Core Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
75   Core Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
75   Core Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
75   Core Organize and label materials and display children's work in a manner appropriate for their sizes and perceptual skills.
74   Core Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
73   Core Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
70   Core Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
67   Core Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
65   Core Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
64   Core Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
64   Core Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
61   Core Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
57   Core Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
56   Core Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
82   Supplemental Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
74   Supplemental Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate children's progress.
65   Supplemental Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine children's developmental levels and needs.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Board games — Educational board games
Building blocks — Toy block sets
Cassette players or recorders — Audiotape players
Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
Desktop computers
Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
Intercom systems
Laminators — Laminating machines
Laser printers — Computer laser printers
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Overhead projectors — Overhead display projectors
Personal computers
Sand or water tables or activity centers — Sand tables; Water tables
Tactile toys — Pegboards
Televisions — Television monitors

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer based training software — Children's educational software
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
77   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.
72   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
63   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.
62   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.
48   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.
44   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.
44   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.
42   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
42   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
39   Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
39   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.
34   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
33   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.
31   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.
30   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.
29   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
28   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
27   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.
26   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
25   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
18   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.
16   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.
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.
14   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
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   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.
  Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
72   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.
72   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
72   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
66   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
66   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
66   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
63   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
63   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
63   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
63   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
60   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
60   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
56   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
56   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
53   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
50   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
44   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
44   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.
38   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
35   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
25   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
19   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
19   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
10   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
72   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
72   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
69   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
66   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).
66   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.
66   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
60   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
56   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
56   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).
56   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.
53   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47   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.
47   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
44   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).
41   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
41   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
41   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.
41   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
38   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
38   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
35   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
35   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.
35   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31   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.
28   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.
25   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
22   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
22   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.
22   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
19   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
19   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
19   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
16   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.
16   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.
  Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 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.
 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.
 Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 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
80   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Plan experiential learning activities.
72   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Read to students.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
71   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
69   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
67   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
66   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.
  • Provide for basic needs of children.
66   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Encourage students.
65   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
65   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
65   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
64   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
64   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
62   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
62   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
59   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.
55   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
51   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
49   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
47   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
46   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
45   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Prepare tests.
43   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.
42   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
42   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.
42   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
40   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.
40   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
36   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
34   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
31   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
30   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Arrange childcare or educational settings to ensure physical safety of children.
  • Display student work.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
17   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
16   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.
  Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  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.
  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.
  Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  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.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Context
Work Context
98   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?
94   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
89   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
88   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
86   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
79   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?
74   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?
73   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
72   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
70   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?
69   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
68   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
61   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
60   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
57   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
57   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
55   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
55   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
54   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
51   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
48   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
46   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
46   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
39   Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
36   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
36   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?
31   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
29   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
28   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?
27   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
27   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
25   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?
25   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
21   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?
21   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?
18   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
17   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
14   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
13   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
  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?
  In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
  Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
  Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
  Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
  Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
 Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
 Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
 Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
 Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
 Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
 In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
 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.)
 Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
 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?
 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?
 Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and special agents.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
67   Bachelor's degree
10   Some college, no degree
  Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
61   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.
39   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.
28   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.
22   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.
11   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.
90   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
89   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
85   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
85   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
83   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
82   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
81   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
79   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
79   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
78   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.
78   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
76   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
71   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
69   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
65   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
95   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.
72   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.
67   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
67   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.
56   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.
45   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.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

11-9031.00 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
21-2021.00 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
25-2022.00 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bright Outlook
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bright Outlook
25-3021.00 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
25-9041.00 Teacher Assistants   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
39-9011.01 Nannies Bright Outlook
39-9032.00 Recreation Workers

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

Median wages (2012) $50,120 annual
Employment (2012) 159,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 65,100
Top industries (2012)
Educational Services (93% employed in this sector)

State & National

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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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Job Openings on the Web

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for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

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