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25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Sample of reported job titles: Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, 1st Grade Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, 6th Grade Teacher, Art Teacher

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
94   Core Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
93   Core Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
91   Core Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
88   Core Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
87   Core Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
85   Core Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
84   Core Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
84   Core Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
83   Core Read books to entire classes or small groups.
82   Core Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
81   Core Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
80   Core Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
80   Core Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
80   Core Assign and grade class work and homework.
80   Core Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
79   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.
77   Core Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
76   Core Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
76   Core Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
76   Core Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
74   Core Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
73   Core Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
72   Core Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
72   Core Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
71   Core Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
69   Core Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
67   Core Organize and label materials and display students' work.
66   Core Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
66   Core Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
66   Core Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
65   Core Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
64   Core Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
64   Core Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
58   Core Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
57   Core Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
54   Core Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
78   Supplemental Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
50   Supplemental Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

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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
Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
Compasses — Pencil compasses
Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
Laboratory balances — Precision balances
Laminators — Laminating machines
Laser printers — Computer laser printers
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Tactile toys — Pegboards
Televisions — Television monitors

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer based training software — Children's educational software
Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
85   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.
85   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
75   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.
71   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
62   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
60   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
59   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.
56   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.
53   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.
52   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.
52   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
50   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.
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.
47   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.
43   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.
41   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
40   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
38   Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
31   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.
24   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.
22   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.
20   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
17   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.
16   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.
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.
15   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
13   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
13   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
12   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.
  Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
81   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
81   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
78   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
75   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   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
72   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
72   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
69   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
69   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
69   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
69   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
66   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
63   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
60   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
56   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
53   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
53   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.
50   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
50   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
47   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
31   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
28   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
25   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
19   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
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.
10   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
10   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  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.
  Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 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
88   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
85   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
78   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
78   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
75   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.
75   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
72   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).
72   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
69   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
69   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).
69   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.
63   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
56   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).
53   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
53   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
50   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
50   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   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.
44   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
41   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.
41   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
41   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
38   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
38   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31   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.
28   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
25   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
16   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.
16   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
13   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
13   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
10   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.
10   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  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.
  Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  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.
  Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
  Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  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.
  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.
 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.
 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.
 Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
84   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 others to use technology or equipment.
82   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
82   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.
80   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.
79   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.
79   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
77   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.
77   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
77   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
77   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.
74   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.
72   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
72   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
70   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
69   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
69   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
68   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
64   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
63   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
62   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.
62   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
61   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.
60   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
60   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.
58   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.
58   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
54   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
53   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assign class work to students.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
43   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.
37   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
36   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
36   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.
36   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.
33   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.
30   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Display student work.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
14   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
14   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
11   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.
  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.
  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
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?
95   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
93   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
92   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
92   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
92   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
89   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
88   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?
85   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
84   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
82   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
80   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
80   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
80   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?
79   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?
78   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
74   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
69   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
69   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
68   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
60   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
59   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?
57   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?
50   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
44   Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
44   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?
40   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
39   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
36   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
33   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
33   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?
30   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
29   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
29   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
25   Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
25   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
22   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
21   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
19   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
19   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
19   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?
14   Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
11   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
  Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
  Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
  In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
  Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
  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?
  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?
  Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
 Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
 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)?
 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?

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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
75   Bachelor's degree
25   Master's degree

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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.
56   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.
50   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   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.
22   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.
  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
93   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
93   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
92   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
91   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
90   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
89   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
89   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
89   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
86   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
86   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
86   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
85   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
83   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
79   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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.
70   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
89   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.
78   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.
72   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   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   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.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
21-2021.00 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
25-2012.00 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
25-2022.00 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bright Outlook
25-2023.00 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
25-3011.00 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
39-9032.00 Recreation Workers

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

Median wages (2012) $53,400 annual
Employment (2012) 1,361,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 467,400
Top industries (2012)
Educational Services (98% 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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