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43-5011.01 - Freight Forwarders

Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

Sample of reported job titles: Account Manager, Air Export Agent, Air Export Coordinator, Export Coordinator, GSA Coordinator, Ocean Export Coordinator, Ocean Forwarder, Relocation Coordinator, Route Specialist, Special Services Agent

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
88   Core Calculate weight, volume, or cost of goods to be moved.
85   Core Inform clients of factors such as shipping options, timelines, transfers, or regulations affecting shipments.
83   Core Prepare shipping documentation, such as including bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, or certificates of origin.
83   Core Provide shipment status notification to exporters, consignees, or insurers.
82   Core Verify proper packaging and labeling of exported goods.
81   Core Prepare invoices or cost quotations for freight transportation.
81   Core Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, transit times, or security needs.
80   Core Keep records of goods dispatched or received.
80   Core Consolidate loads with a common destination to reduce costs to individual shippers.
80   Core Monitor or record locations of goods in transit.
79   Core Reserve necessary space on ships, aircraft, trains, or trucks.
78   Core Negotiate shipping rates with freight carriers.
78   Core Arrange delivery or storage of goods at destinations.
78   Core Verify adherence of documentation to customs, insurance, or regulatory requirements.
77   Core Determine efficient and cost-effective methods of moving goods from one location to another. Green Task Statement
77   Core Pay or arrange for payment of freight or insurance fees or other charges.
75   Core Make arrangements with customs brokers to facilitate the passage of goods through customs.
73   Core Recommend or arrange appropriate merchandise packing methods, according to climate, terrain, weight, nature of goods, or costs.
71   Core Maintain current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations, or other factors that could affect freight shipping.
71   Core Provide detailed port information to importers or exporters.
70   Core Arrange for special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as livestock, food, or medical supplies.
65   Core Obtain or arrange cargo insurance.
83   Supplemental Complete customs paperwork.
80   Supplemental Arrange for applicable duties, taxes, or paperwork for customs clearance.
58   Supplemental Refer exporters to experts in areas such as trade financing, international marketing, government export requirements, international banking, or marine insurance.
58   Supplemental Assist clients in obtaining insurance reimbursements.
Not available Not available Analyze shipping routes to determine how to minimize environmental impact. Green Task Statement
Not available Not available Arrange for transport, using a variety of modes, such as rail, short sea shipping, air, or roadways, to minimize carbon emissions or other environmental impacts. Green Task Statement
Not available Not available Consider environmental sustainability factors when determining merchandise packing methods. Green Task Statement
Not available Not available Recommend shipping solutions to minimize cost or environmental impacts. Green Task Statement
Not available Not available Review the environmental records of freight carriers to inform shipping decisions. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Desktop computers
Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Personal computers
Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems

Technology used in this occupation:

Compliance software — IES Ecellerate; QuestaWeb TradeMaster QW
Data base user interface and query software — AESDirect *
Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Manufacturing resource planning MRP software; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne; SAP software
Industrial control software — Package tracking software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software — Arcline ArcFreight; CargoWise ediEnterprise; Tailwind Management Systems Tailwind; TMW Enterprise Transportation Software (see all 9 examples)
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

See all T2 categories and examples

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
86   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.
84   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
78   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
64   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.
64   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
64   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.
64   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
62   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.
57   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
53   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
49   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
48   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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.
44   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.
41   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.
38   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
37   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.
31   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.
18   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.
15   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
13   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  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.
  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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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.
  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.
  Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  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.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
69   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
66   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
63   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
63   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
63   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.
60   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
60   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
60   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
56   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
56   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
56   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
56   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
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).
47   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.
44   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.
44   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
41   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
41   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
38   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
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   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
28   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
25   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.
13   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.
10   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
  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.
  Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 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.
 Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 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.
 Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
82   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
81   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
79   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
76   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
74   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.
73   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
73   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
71   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
69   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Record shipping information.
68   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Maintain current knowledge related to work activities.
66   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
65   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.
  • Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements.
  • Verify shipping documentation.
60   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.
60   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
58   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Track goods or materials.
56   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Negotiate financial arrangements.
56   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
53   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Arrange insurance coverage.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
50   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.
50   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
49   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
48   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
48   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
48   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
47   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
44   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
42   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
40   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
39   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Assist individuals with paperwork.
  • Refer customers to appropriate personnel.
39   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.
39   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Recommend packing or shipping methods.
37   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
33   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
28   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
26   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.
24   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
21   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
17   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
14   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.
11   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


100     Every day
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


96     Every day
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?


83     Constant contact with others
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


78     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


71     Continually or almost continually
25     More than half the time
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?


76     Every day
11     Once a week or more but not every day
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


68     Extremely important
16     Very important
11     Important
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


65     Extremely important
19     Very important
12     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?


52     A lot of freedom
42     Some freedom
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


62     Every day
19     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?


51     Extremely important
22     Very important
21     Important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


41     A lot of freedom
43     Some freedom
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?


43     Very important results
37     Important results
15     Moderate results
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


71     Every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Never
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


53     More than 40 hours
46     40 hours
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?


47     Extremely important
25     Very important
14     Important
11     Not important at all
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


36     Extremely important
32     Very important
14     Important
16     Not important at all
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?


30     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


29     Very high responsibility
35     High responsibility
20     Moderate responsibility
12     Limited responsibility
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


28     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


41     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a year or more but not every month
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


25     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


28     Extremely competitive
18     Highly competitive
33     Moderately competitive
13     Slightly competitive
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


47     Moderately close (at arm's length)
40     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


15     Extremely serious
29     Very serious
21     Serious
27     Fairly serious
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


27     Continually or almost continually
23     More than half the time
13     Less than half the time
28     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


25     Highly automated
41     Moderately automated
20     Not at all automated
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


18     Very high responsibility
16     High responsibility
17     Moderate responsibility
26     Limited responsibility
22     No responsibility
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?


26     Continually or almost continually
21     Less than half the time
49     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


12     About half the time
56     Less than half the time
21     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


15     About half the time
62     Less than half the time
15     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


15     Every day
11     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
59     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


12     Every day
13     Once a year or more but not every month
62     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.)


14     Very important
11     Important
61     Not important at all
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


43     Less than half the time
40     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


30     Once a year or more but not every month
56     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


15     Once a month or more but not every week
70     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


79     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


81     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


80     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?


12     Once a year or more but not every month
74     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


24     Less than half the time
69     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


14     Once a month or more but not every week
81     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


12     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
85     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


85     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


86     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


89     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


90     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


85     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?


85     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


88     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


92     Never
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?


97     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


98     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


97     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


95     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


99     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
45   High school diploma or equivalent Help
21   Some college, no degree
21   Bachelor's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95   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.
61   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.
33   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
28   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.
22   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
81   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
78   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
77   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
75   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
74   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
70   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
69   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
69   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
69   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
69   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
68   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
68   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
68   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
65   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.
60   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
58   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
61   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.
50   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.
47   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.
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.
39   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.
33   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Cargo and Freight Agents.
Employment data collected from Cargo and Freight Agents.
Industry data collected from Cargo and Freight Agents.

Median wages (2013) $19.35 hourly, $40,250 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 80,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 33,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Transportation and Warehousing (93% 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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