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25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Sample of reported job titles: Special Education Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher, Inclusion Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher), Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher), Self-Contained Special Education Teacher

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
94   Core Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
90   Core Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
90   Core Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
90   Core Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
89   Core Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
88   Core Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
88   Core Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
87   Core Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
86   Core Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.
86   Core Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
86   Core Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
85   Core Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
83   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.
83   Core Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
82   Core Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
81   Core Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
81   Core Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
81   Core Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
80   Core Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
80   Core Teach students personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
80   Core Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
79   Core Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
77   Core Monitor teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive special education program requirements.
75   Core Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
72   Core Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
71   Core Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
71   Core Organize and label materials and display students' work.
67   Core Meet with parents and guardians to provide guidance in using community resources and to teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
66   Core Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
62   Core Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
61   Core Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
61   Core Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
54   Core Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
54   Core Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
72   Supplemental Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
69   Supplemental Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
61   Supplemental Visit schools to tutor students with sensory impairments and to consult with teachers regarding students' special needs.
58   Supplemental Provide additional instruction in vocational areas.
57   Supplemental Provide interpretation and transcription of regular classroom materials through Braille and sign language.
31   Supplemental Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged — Jellybean switches; Sound switches
Braille devices for the physically challenged — Braille slates; Braille styluses
Computer mouse or trackballs — Eye controlled computer mouse equipment; Foot operated mouse equipment; Trackballs
Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits
Game pads or joy sticks — Head operated joysticks; Mouth operated joysticks
Gas burners — Bunsen burners
Page turners for the physically challenged — Page turners
Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards; Wireless touch screen monitors
Visual presenters — Video magnifiers
Writing aids for the physically challenged — Word prediction software

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer based training software — Text to speech software
Device drivers or system software — Screen magnification software; Screen reader software
Electronic mail software — Email software
Graphics or photo imaging software — Video editing software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spell checkers — Hand held spell checkers
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Voice recognition software — Voice activated software
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
94   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.
94   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
73   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.
66   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
64   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.
59   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
58   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.
49   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.
49   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.
44   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
44   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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.
43   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.
40   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.
39   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
37   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
34   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.
29   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.
28   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   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
20   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.
19   Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
19   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.
18   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
17   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.
17   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   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
14   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
14   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.
11   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
10   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  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.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
78   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
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.
75   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
69   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
69   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
69   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
69   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
69   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
66   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
66   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
66   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
63   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
63   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
63   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
60   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
53   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
50   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
47   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.
41   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
16   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
13   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
10   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
10   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
10   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
78   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
78   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
75   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
75   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
72   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.
69   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
66   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
66   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63   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).
63   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.
60   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
56   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56   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).
50   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
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.
47   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
44   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
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.
38   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
35   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.
35   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
35   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
28   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.
  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.
  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.
  Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 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.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 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.
 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.
 Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 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
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.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Teach vocational courses.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.
81   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
81   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
80   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
78   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
77   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
76   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.
74   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.
74   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
74   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
70   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.
66   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
65   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.
65   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
64   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
64   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
64   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
63   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
63   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
63   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.
61   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
58   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
57   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
57   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.
55   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
  • Direct activities of subordinates.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
54   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.
48   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   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.
36   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.
31   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
30   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.
27   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.
26   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.
26   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
17   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.
13   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
11   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
10   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 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.
  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
97   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
95   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   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
87   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
85   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
82   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
79   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
77   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?
75   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
75   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
73   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?
72   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
70   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
69   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?
69   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
67   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
65   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
65   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
65   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
61   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
56   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
55   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?
51   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
49   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?
47   Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
44   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
35   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
35   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?
31   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
31   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
31   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
21   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
20   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
20   Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
17   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
17   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
13   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
13   Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
12   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
11   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?
  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?
  Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
  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?
  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)?
 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 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
48   Bachelor's degree
39   Master's degree
13   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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Credentials

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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.
67   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.
39   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.
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   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   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
96   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
93   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
90   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
89   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
88   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
88   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
85   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
84   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
82   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
82   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
82   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
80   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.
74   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
71   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related 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.
72   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.
67   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.
61   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
50   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.
45   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)

11-9031.00 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists   Green Occupation Green
21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
25-2012.00 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
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 Bright Outlook  
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bright Outlook
25-2054.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
25-3011.00 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $56,300 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 95,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 21,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Educational Services (99% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Special Education Teachers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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