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29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

Sample of reported job titles: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Emergency Veterinary Technician, Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Medical Technologist, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Laboratory Technician (Veterinary Lab Tech), Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)

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Importance
Category Task
98   Core
Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
95   Core
Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books. See more occupations related to this task.
95   Core
Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted. See more occupations related to this task.
93   Core
Restrain animals during exams or procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
93   Core
Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
92   Core
Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms. See more occupations related to this task.
92   Core
Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, or feces, such as urinalyses or blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems. See more occupations related to this task.
92   Core
Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians. See more occupations related to this task.
91   Core
Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, or materials. See more occupations related to this task.
91   Core
Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination. See more occupations related to this task.
91   Core
Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas. See more occupations related to this task.
91   Core
Discuss medical health of pets with clients, such as post-operative status. See more occupations related to this task.
90   Core
Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers. See more occupations related to this task.
87   Core
Take animals into treatment areas and assist with physical examinations by performing such duties as obtaining temperature, pulse, and respiration data. See more occupations related to this task.
86   Core
Maintain laboratory, research, or treatment records, as well as inventories of pharmaceuticals, equipment, or supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
86   Core
Take and develop diagnostic radiographs, using x-ray equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
85   Core
Prepare treatment rooms for surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
85   Core
Provide veterinarians with the correct equipment or instruments, as needed. See more occupations related to this task.
85   Core
Perform dental work, such as cleaning, polishing, or extracting teeth. See more occupations related to this task.
85   Core
Clean kennels, animal holding areas, surgery suites, examination rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease. See more occupations related to this task.
84   Core
Schedule appointments and procedures for animals. See more occupations related to this task.
84   Core
Provide information or counseling regarding issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, or nutrition. See more occupations related to this task.
82   Core
Dress and suture wounds and apply splints or other protective devices. See more occupations related to this task.
80   Core
Maintain instruments, equipment, or machinery to ensure proper working condition. See more occupations related to this task.
80   Core
Give enemas and perform catheterizations, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, or gavages. See more occupations related to this task.
80   Core
Provide assistance with animal euthanasia and the disposal of remains. See more occupations related to this task.
77   Core
Supervise or train veterinary students or other staff members. See more occupations related to this task.
76   Core
Monitor medical supplies and place orders when inventory is low. See more occupations related to this task.
68   Core
Perform a variety of office, clerical, or accounting duties, such as reception, billing, bookkeeping, or selling products. See more occupations related to this task.
65   Core
Bathe animals, clip nails or claws, and brush or cut animals' hair. See more occupations related to this task.
58   Supplemental
Conduct specialized procedures, such as animal branding or tattooing or hoof trimming. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air rifles or air handguns — Capture rifles; Dart guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ambulances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Analgesic infusion sets or kits — Infusion sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal catching devices — Animal capture nets; Animal catching poles; Animal snares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal husbandry equipment — Cattle chutes; Dehorners; Hoof picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal shearing or clipping equipment — Electric animal clippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal weighing scales — Electronic animal scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anti shock garments — Medical anti-shock trousers MAST See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial line catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Artificial airway holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Semiautomated or automatic external defibrillators AED See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Optical compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood collection needle — Venoject needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood collection syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood gas analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood pressure recording units — Blood pressure recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Butterfly needles — Scalp vein needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cages or its accessories — Squeeze cages See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Cardiac monitors; Portable cardiac monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac pacemaker generator or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker CRT-P — External pacers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR protective shields or masks — One-way valve pocket masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical or gas sterilizers — Gas sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemistry analyzers — Automated chemistry analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coagulation analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental finishing or polishing discs — Prophylaxis angles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental hand pieces or accessories — Dental handpieces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental probes — Dental explorers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental scalers or accessories — Ultrasonic dental scalers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental x ray units — Veterinary dental x ray equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessories — Telemetry units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Electrosurgery units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical service intravenous IV kit — Intraosseous kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services head immobilizers — Head immobilization devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services obstetrics kits — Obstetrical OB kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services suction units or accessories — Airway suction units; Battery-powered portable suction units; Fixed-suction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services tracheal tube or cricothyrotomy kits — Cricothyrotomy kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services triage tags — Triage tags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency response litters or stretchers or accessories — Multi-level wheeled cots; Stair chairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency resuscitator or aspirator kits — Resuscitation devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endotracheal tubes — Endotracheal ET tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enema kits or accessories — Enema equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enteral feeding administration sets — Enteral feeding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Esophageal tubes — Esophageal tracheal airway devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Extremity restraints — Limb restraints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Finger ring removers — Ring cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors or regulators or components — Wall-mounted oxygen regulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators — Laboratory mechanical convection incubators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks — Veterinary immersion hydrotherapy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas anesthesia apparatus — Veterinary anesthesia machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glucose monitors or meters — Glucometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters — Handheld refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Harnesses or its accessories — Head halters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hemocytometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hypodermic injection apparatus or accessories — Epi-pens; Preload syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hypodermic needle — Hypodermic needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines — Mechanical intermittent positive pressure ventilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous infusion pumps for general use — Intravenous IV pressure infusers; Intravenous IV pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous or arterial arm boards — Long arm boards; Short arm boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous or arterial cannulas or accessories — Intravenous IV cannulas See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous or arterial tubing adapters or connectors or locks or caps or protectors — Saline locks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV administration sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intubation forceps — Adult Magill forceps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intubation gauges or guides — Esophageal intubation detection devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intubation stylets — Adult stylets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances — Laboratory scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory diluters — Automated diluters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laryngoscopes or accessories — Curved adult blades; Laryngoscopes; Straight adult blades; Straight pediatric blades (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual or electronic hematology differential cell counters — Differential blood cell counters; Electronic blood cell counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical aspiration or irrigation syringes — Bulb syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes — Computed tomography CT scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Fixed-oxygen equipment; Portable oxygen equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners — Magnetic resonance imaging MRI systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical nasal cannulae — Oxygen nasal cannulae See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts — Adult non-rebreather oxygen masks; Child oxygen masks; Infant oxygen masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiation films or badges — Radiation detecting film badges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological positioning aids for general radiological use — X ray patient positioning equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes — Lead aprons; Lead thyroid collars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological shielding gloves — Lead gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Protective face shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical syringe with needle — Anesthesia syringes; Hypodermic syringes; Multiple dose syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Veterinary ultrasound equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray darkroom equipment or supplies — Manual darkroom developing equipment; X ray film processors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray film or cassette — X ray cassettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray intensifying screens — X ray intensifying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use — Digital x ray equipment; Portable veterinary x ray equipment; Stationary veterinary x ray equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcentrifuges — Microhematocrit centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microscope slides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators — Linear accelerator equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Muzzles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nasopharyngeal tubes — Nasopharyngeal airways See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nebulizer or accessories — Aerosol nebulizers; Humidification equipment; Nebulizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needleless intravenous injection syringe set or injection cannula — Interlink syringe cannulas See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needleless vial or bag withdrawal cannulas or adapters or decanters — Vacutainer adapters; Vial access cannulas See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Non vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Blood tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmic tonometers or accessories — Ophthalmic tonometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Ophthalmoscopes; Otoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthopedic splint systems — Cardboard splints; Rigid splints; Splints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Osmometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen insufflator or its accessories — Transtracheal jet insufflators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient stretchers or stretcher accessories — Stretchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Periodontal curettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Bite gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiratory monitoring kits or its accessories — Respiration monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Restraints — Bovine tail restraints; Nose tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resuscitation masks or accessories — Ambu bags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specimen collection container — Specimen collection containers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam autoclaves; Vacuum autoclaves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical calipers or rulers — Surgical calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical retractors for general use — Surgical retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture removers — Suture scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling units or systems — Veterinary patient warming systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tourniquets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Ultrasonic instrument cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinary catheterization kit — Urinary catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary blood pressure testers — Ultrasonic blood pressure monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary castration instruments — Veterinary emasculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary clinical thermometers — Digital veterinary thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary electrocardiograph ECG — Animal electrocardiograph ECG units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories — Balling guns; Veterinary suction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary nail trimmers or cutters — Animal nail trimmers; Hoof trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary speculums — Veterinary oral specula; Veterinary vaginal specula See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — FileMaker Pro software; Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — Animal Intelligence Software Animal Intelligence; McAllister Software Systems AVImark; Veterinary practice management software PMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
81 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
77 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
70 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
68 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
65 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
60 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
49 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
49 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
48 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
47 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
38 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
35 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
34 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
33 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
26 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
26 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
26 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
23 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
23 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
21 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
20 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
17 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
12 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
12 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
12 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
11 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
10 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
9 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
9 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
6 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
1 
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
1 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
0 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
69 
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.See more occupations related to this skill.
69 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
63 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.See more occupations related to this skill.
63 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.See more occupations related to this skill.
60 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.See more occupations related to this skill.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.See more occupations related to this skill.
50 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
50 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.See more occupations related to this skill.
50 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.See more occupations related to this skill.
44 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.See more occupations related to this skill.
41 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
41 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.See more occupations related to this skill.
41 
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.See more occupations related to this skill.
38 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.See more occupations related to this skill.
38 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.See more occupations related to this skill.
31 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.See more occupations related to this skill.
28 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.See more occupations related to this skill.
25 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.See more occupations related to this skill.
22 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.See more occupations related to this skill.
19 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.See more occupations related to this skill.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.See more occupations related to this skill.
16 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.See more occupations related to this skill.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.See more occupations related to this ability.
72 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.See more occupations related to this ability.
72 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.See more occupations related to this ability.
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
66 
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).See more occupations related to this ability.
66 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).See more occupations related to this ability.
66 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.See more occupations related to this ability.
66 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.See more occupations related to this ability.
63 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).See more occupations related to this ability.
60 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.See more occupations related to this ability.
56 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.See more occupations related to this ability.
56 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
56 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.See more occupations related to this ability.
56 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
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).See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
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).See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.See more occupations related to this ability.
41 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.See more occupations related to this ability.
41 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.See more occupations related to this ability.
35 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.See more occupations related to this ability.
35 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
25 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
25 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.See more occupations related to this ability.
22 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
3 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
92 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.See more occupations related to this activity.
90 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.See more occupations related to this activity.
87 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.See more occupations related to this activity.
85 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.See more occupations related to this activity.
84 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.See more occupations related to this activity.
82 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.See more occupations related to this activity.
82 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
80 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.See more occupations related to this activity.
80 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.See more occupations related to this activity.
79 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.See more occupations related to this activity.
78 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
77 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.See more occupations related to this activity.
76 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.See more occupations related to this activity.
74 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.See more occupations related to this activity.
71 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
64 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
63 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.See more occupations related to this activity.
62 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.See more occupations related to this activity.
60 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.See more occupations related to this activity.
60 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).See more occupations related to this activity.
60 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.See more occupations related to this activity.
59 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.See more occupations related to this activity.
58 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
56 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.See more occupations related to this activity.
53 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.See more occupations related to this activity.
51 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.See more occupations related to this activity.
50 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.See more occupations related to this activity.
48 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.See more occupations related to this activity.
47 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.See more occupations related to this activity.
45 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.See more occupations related to this activity.
44 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.See more occupations related to this activity.
43 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.See more occupations related to this activity.
39 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.See more occupations related to this activity.
38 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.See more occupations related to this activity.
38 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.See more occupations related to this activity.
33 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
32 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
30 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.See more occupations related to this activity.
26 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.See more occupations related to this activity.
12 
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.See more occupations related to this activity.
9 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.See more occupations related to this activity.

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  • Prepare biological specimens for laboratory analysis. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patients following surgeries or other treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Process x-rays or other medical images. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat medical emergencies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain medical facility records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Immunize patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train medical providers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Process medical billing information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise patient care personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


95     Constant contact with others
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


86     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


77     Extremely important
23     Very important
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?See more occupations related to this work context.


73     Extremely serious
20     Very serious
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


81     Every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?See more occupations related to this work context.


66     Very close (near touching)
34     Moderately close (at arm's length)
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


88     Extremely important
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?See more occupations related to this work context.


64     Very important results
25     Important results
11     Moderate results
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?See more occupations related to this work context.


50     Continually or almost continually
48     More than half the time
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


78     Every day
12     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


65     Extremely important
15     Important
14     Fairly important
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?See more occupations related to this work context.


48     Every day
35     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


48     Very high responsibility
26     High responsibility
18     Moderate responsibility
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?See more occupations related to this work context.


29     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


39     Extremely important
35     Very important
13     Important
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


69     Every day
26     Never
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


44     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
12     Less than half the time
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?See more occupations related to this work context.


53     Every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Never
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


41     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?See more occupations related to this work context.


37     Every day
39     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Never
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?See more occupations related to this work context.


65     Some freedom
11     Limited freedom
15     Very little freedom
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


43     Extremely important
16     Very important
14     Important
18     Fairly important
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


65     Some freedom
29     Limited freedom
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?See more occupations related to this work context.


41     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


25     Every day
47     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Never
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?See more occupations related to this work context.


17     Very high responsibility
41     High responsibility
23     Moderate responsibility
15     Limited responsibility
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?See more occupations related to this work context.


34     Continually or almost continually
17     More than half the time
25     About half the time
12     Less than half the time
11     Never
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


44     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?See more occupations related to this work context.


17     Continually or almost continually
35     More than half the time
25     About half the time
23     Less than half the time
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?See more occupations related to this work context.


17     Continually or almost continually
23     More than half the time
34     About half the time
23     Less than half the time
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


35     Once a week or more but not every day
41     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?See more occupations related to this work context.


46     More than half the time
33     Less than half the time
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Every day
43     Once a week or more but not every day
31     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


16     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
25     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?See more occupations related to this work context.


34     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?See more occupations related to this work context.


22     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?See more occupations related to this work context.


29     Highly competitive
29     Moderately competitive
31     Slightly competitive
11     Not at all competitive
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.See more occupations related to this work context.


18     More than 40 hours
49     40 hours
33     Less than 40 hours
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


25     Every day
15     Once a year or more but not every month
48     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


23     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
49     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?See more occupations related to this work context.


53     Slightly automated
32     Not at all automated
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?See more occupations related to this work context.


81     Less than half the time
14     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
60     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?See more occupations related to this work context.


46     Less than half the time
42     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?See more occupations related to this work context.


50     Once a year or more but not every month
50     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a week or more but not every day
82     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


80     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?See more occupations related to this work context.


80     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?See more occupations related to this work context.


14     Once a month or more but not every week
76     Never
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?See more occupations related to this work context.


17     Once a year or more but not every month
73     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?See more occupations related to this work context.


89     Never
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.)See more occupations related to this work context.


83     Not important at all
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?See more occupations related to this work context.


25     Once a year or more but not every month
75     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


92     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?See more occupations related to this work context.


95     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?See more occupations related to this work context.


13     Less than half the time
87     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?See more occupations related to this work context.


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
68   Associate's degree
12   High school diploma or equivalent Help
11   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.See more occupations related to this interest.
83 
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.See more occupations related to this interest.
45 
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.See more occupations related to this interest.
33 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.See more occupations related to this interest.
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.See more occupations related to this interest.
11 
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.See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
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Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.See more occupations related to this work style.
93 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
93 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.See more occupations related to this work style.
93 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.See more occupations related to this work style.
89 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
85 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.See more occupations related to this work style.
83 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
82 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.
77 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.
75 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.See more occupations related to this work style.
74 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.See more occupations related to this work style.
73 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
72 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.See more occupations related to this work style.
70 
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.See more occupations related to this work style.
64 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.See more occupations related to this work style.
61 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
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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.See more occupations related to this work value.
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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.See more occupations related to this work value.
45 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.See more occupations related to this work value.
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.See more occupations related to this work value.
45 
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.See more occupations related to this work value.
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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.See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $14.94 hourly, $31,070 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 85,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 33,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 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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