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29-9099.01 - Midwives

Provide prenatal care and childbirth assistance.

Sample of reported job titles: Certified Professional Midwife; Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife; Director of Midwifery/Staff Midwife; Lay Midwife; Licensed Direct Entry Midwife; Licensed Midwife; Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife; Midwife; Midwife and Birth Center Owner; Staff Midwife

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
97   Core Monitor maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
95   Core Monitor fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
95   Core Identify, monitor, or treat pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, and retarded fetal growth.
94   Core Provide necessary medical care for infants at birth, including emergency care such as resuscitation.
94   Core Establish and follow emergency or contingency plans for mothers and newborns.
93   Core Identify tubal and ectopic pregnancies and refer patients for treatments.
90   Core Perform post-partum health assessments of mothers and babies at regular intervals.
90   Core Maintain documentation of all patients' contacts, reviewing and updating records as necessary.
89   Core Assess the status of post-date pregnancies to determine treatments and interventions.
89   Core Counsel women regarding the nutritional requirements of pregnancy.
88   Core Suture perineal lacerations.
88   Core Conduct ongoing prenatal health assessments, tracking changes in physical and emotional health.
88   Core Obtain complete health and medical histories from patients including medical, surgical, reproductive, or mental health histories.
87   Core Set up or monitor the administration of oxygen or medications.
87   Core Estimate patients' due dates and re-evaluate as necessary based on examination results.
87   Core Provide information about the physical and emotional processes involved in the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum periods.
87   Core Evaluate patients' laboratory and medical records, requesting assistance from other practitioners when necessary.
87   Core Assist maternal patients to find physical positions that will facilitate childbirth.
85   Core Complete birth certificates.
84   Core Provide comfort and relaxation measures for mothers in labor through interventions such as massage, breathing techniques, hydrotherapy, and music.
84   Core Refer patients to specialists for procedures such as ultrasounds and biophysical profiles.
83   Core Develop, implement, or evaluate individualized plans for midwifery care.
82   Core Test patients' hemoglobin, hematocrit, and blood glucose levels.
82   Core Recommend the use of vitamin and mineral supplements to enhance the health of patients and children.
80   Core Respond to breech birth presentations by applying methods such as exercises and external version.
80   Core Incorporate research findings into practice as appropriate.
78   Core Assess birthing environments to ensure cleanliness, safety, and the availability of appropriate supplies.
77   Core Provide, or refer patients to other providers for, education or counseling on topics such as genetic testing, newborn care, contraception, and breastfeeding.
77   Core Collect specimens for use in laboratory tests.
76   Core Provide postpartum patients with contraceptive and family planning information.
76   Core Inform patients of how to prepare and supply birth sites.
75   Core Treat patients' symptoms with alternative health care methods such as herbs and hydrotherapy.
72   Core Provide information about community health and social resources.
66   Core Compile and evaluate clinical practice statistics.
49   Supplemental Collaborate in research studies.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — External fetal monitors
Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED
Bedpans for general use — Bedpans
Electronic medical thermometers — Digital medical thermometers
Floor grade forceps or hemostats — Hemostats
Glucose monitors or meters — Blood glucometers
Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines — Mechanical intermittent positive pressure ventilators
Lancets — Sterile blood lancets
Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen cylinders
Reflex hammers or mallets — Reflex hammers
Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Mosquito forceps; Surgical tissue forceps; Umbilical cord clamps
Surgical scissors — Episiotomy scissors; Umbilical cord scissors
Suturing kits or trays or packs or sets — Suture kits
Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs — Therapeutic cold packs; Therapeutic hot packs

Technology used in this occupation:

Electronic mail software — Email software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Medical software — Patient electronic medical record EMR software; Private Practice
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
92   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.
89   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.
77   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.
70   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
70   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.
69   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
68   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.
64   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
62   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.
57   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.
57   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
49   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.
49   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.
49   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.
44   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.
41   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.
38   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
38   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
37   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
36   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
35   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.
26   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
24   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.
24   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.
22   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
20   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
18   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
17   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.
15   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
10   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
10   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72   Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
72   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
72   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
72   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
69   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
63   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
63   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
60   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
56   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
56   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
56   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
53   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
50   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
50   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
44   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
44   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
41   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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.
38   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
35   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
31   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
28   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
28   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
22   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
22   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
19   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
13   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
13   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
13   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
78   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
75   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
72   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
72   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
69   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
69   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
66   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
60   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).
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
60   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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.
53   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   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.
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.
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).
44   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.
44   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
41   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.
41   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.
41   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).
38   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
38   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
38   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
38   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
38   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
38   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
35   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35   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.
35   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
35   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
31   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.
31   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
31   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
31   Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
28   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
28   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
25   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
25   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25   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.
22   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
22   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.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 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.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
97   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Record patient medical histories.
96   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Treat patients using alternative medical procedures.
93   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
93   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
89   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
88   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
87   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
86   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
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.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
83   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.
80   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
79   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.
74   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
72   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
72   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
71   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
67   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
66   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
66   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.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
66   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
65   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.
64   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.
62   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
60   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
58   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
58   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
58   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
57   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
57   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
54   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
53   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
50   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
48   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
46   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
43   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
41   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
33   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
23   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
20   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
12   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.
12   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Context
Work Context
98   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
97   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
95   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
95   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?
95   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?
95   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
94   Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
94   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
87   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?
78   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
76   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
76   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
73   Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
71   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?
67   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
67   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
67   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
63   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
62   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
59   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
56   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
53   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
50   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
48   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?
47   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
45   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
38   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
37   In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
32   Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
31   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
29   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?
28   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
28   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?
28   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
26   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
25   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
25   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?
25   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
15   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
12   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?
  Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
  Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
  Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
  Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
  Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
  Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
  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?
  Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
  Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
  Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
  Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
 Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
 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)?
 Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
 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?

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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
27   Master's degree
20   Associate's degree
15   Bachelor's degree

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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.
45   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.
28   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
28   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.
17   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.
  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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
99   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
98   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
94   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
92   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
91   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
89   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
88   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
88   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
88   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
87   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
86   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
83   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.
82   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
81   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
72   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
72   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
95   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
78   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
56   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
50   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.
39   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other.

Median wages (2013) $23.37 hourly, $48,610 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 52,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 22,800
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Health Care and Social Assistance (63% 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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