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45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.

Sample of reported job titles: Livestock Handler, Cowboy, Farm Hand, Ranch Hand, Farrowing Worker, Herdsman, Milking Worker, Vaccinator, Breeding Technician, Egg Gatherer

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
88   Core Feed and water livestock and monitor food and water supplies.
81   Core Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
73   Core Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
69   Core Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations, or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.
66   Core Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions.
65   Core Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences.
64   Core Move equipment, poultry, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts.
60   Core Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, or pumps.
59   Core Mark livestock to identify ownership and grade, using brands, tags, paint, or tattoos.
57   Core Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures.
70   Supplemental Shift animals between grazing areas to ensure that they have sufficient access to food.
68   Supplemental Order food for animals, and arrange for its delivery.
67   Supplemental Perform duties related to livestock reproduction, such as breeding animals within appropriate timeframes, performing artificial inseminations, and helping with animal births.
64   Supplemental Milk animals such as cows and goats, by hand or using milking machines.
63   Supplemental Segregate animals according to weight, age, color, and physical condition.
62   Supplemental Patrol grazing lands on horseback or using all-terrain vehicles.
61   Supplemental Maintain growth, feeding, production, and cost records.
55   Supplemental Groom, clip, trim, or castrate animals, dock ears and tails, or shear coats to collect hair.
52   Supplemental Spray livestock with disinfectants and insecticides, or dip or bathe animals.
47   Supplemental Collect, inspect, and place eggs in incubators, operate machines for egg washing, candling, and grading, and pack eggs in cartons.
42   Supplemental Protect herds from predators, using trained dogs.
30   Supplemental Trim and shear poultry beaks, toes, and wings using debeaking machines, heated hand shears, or hot wires.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Agricultural tractors — Multipurpose tractors
Animal husbandry equipment — Cattle chutes; Dehorners; Feed trailers; Milking equipment sterilizers (see all 8 examples)
Animal shearing or clipping equipment — Animal hair clippers; Animal hair trimmers
Bridles — Horse bridles
Egg inspection or collecting equipment — Egg candlers; Egg grading machines; Egg washing machines
Hand sprayers — Disinfectant sprayers; Insecticide sprayers
Incubators or brooders for poultry — Poultry incubators
Livestock trailers — Animal trailers
Nebulizer or accessories — Nebulizers
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Post hole digger — Post hole diggers
Respirators — Dust and particulate respirators
Saddles — Horse saddles
Snowplow attachments — Snowplows
Veterinary castration instruments — Castration equipment
Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories — Animal vaccination syringes; Balling guns; Insemination syringes; Veterinary intravenous IV sets
Veterinary nail trimmers or cutters — Hoof trimmers; Nail trimmers

Technology used in this occupation:

Data base user interface and query software — BCL Landview Systems WinCrop; Farm Works Software Trac
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Spreadsheet software

See all 39 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
50   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.
46   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.
44   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
42   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
41   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
40   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
38   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
37   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.
36   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.
30   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.
29   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.
29   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
28   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
26   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.
24   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.
24   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
20   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
19   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.
18   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
17   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
16   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.
15   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.
12   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.
11   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
11   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.
11   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
10   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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 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   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.
63   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
60   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
56   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
56   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
56   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
53   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
53   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
50   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
50   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
50   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
47   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
47   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
47   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
47   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
44   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
44   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
44   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
41   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
41   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
41   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
35   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
35   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
28   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
25   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.
22   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
22   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
16   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
13   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
10   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
66   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.
66   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
66   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.
63   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
60   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
60   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.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
60   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
56   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).
56   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
56   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
56   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.
53   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
53   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
53   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   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.
50   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.
50   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
50   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
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   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
44   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.
44   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
41   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).
41   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
41   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.
41   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
41   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
41   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
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).
41   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
38   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
38   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.
38   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
38   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
35   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
35   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
35   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
31   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
28   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
22   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
22   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
22   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
19   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
  Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
84   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
  • Remove skin or other body parts from animals.
76   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.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
75   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury or other problems.
74   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
74   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
73   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
71   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
71   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Operate farming equipment.
68   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
64   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
64   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.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
63   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
63   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
60   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
59   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
57   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
56   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
54   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
54   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
53   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
49   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 animals.
  • Perform animal breeding procedures.
  • Treat animal injuries or illnesses.
49   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
49   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
49   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.
48   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
48   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
46   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
46   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
45   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
44   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.
44   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.
41   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
41   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.
40   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
38   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Maintain operational records.
38   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
35   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.
34   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
32   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.
22   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
18   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


88     Every day
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


66     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


80     Every day
16     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?


45     Every day
47     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


45     A lot of freedom
33     Some freedom
18     Limited freedom
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


46     A lot of freedom
27     Some freedom
16     Very little freedom
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?


58     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


16     More than half the time
20     About half the time
17     Less than half the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


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


39     Extremely important
21     Very important
32     Important
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


50     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


32     Every day
46     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


60     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Never
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?


33     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Never
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?


39     Constant contact with others
22     Contact with others most of the time
28     Occasional contact with others
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


40     Continually or almost continually
12     More than half the time
23     About half the time
22     Less than half the time
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


30     Extremely important
38     Very important
15     Not important at all
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?


43     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


22     Continually or almost continually
40     More than half the time
27     Less than half the time
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


49     More than 40 hours
27     40 hours
23     Less than 40 hours
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


43     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Never
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


37     Continually or almost continually
26     About half the time
26     Less than half the time
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


54     Every day
35     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


29     Extremely serious
33     Serious
22     Fairly serious
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


13     Very close (near touching)
21     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
15     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


29     Every day
35     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Never
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?


35     Very important results
24     Moderate results
32     Minor results
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


25     Very high responsibility
26     High responsibility
14     Moderate responsibility
24     Limited responsibility
12     No responsibility
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


26     Very high responsibility
12     High responsibility
25     Moderate responsibility
36     Limited responsibility
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


30     Extremely important
31     Important
30     Fairly important
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
26     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


36     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


19     Continually or almost continually
24     More than half the time
21     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
15     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


13     Important
34     Fairly important
14     Not important at all
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


16     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
31     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


36     Every day
19     Once a year or more but not every month
33     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


22     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
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?


29     Extremely important
13     Very important
12     Important
35     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?


21     Every day
28     Once a month or more but not every week
35     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


16     Highly competitive
33     Moderately competitive
17     Slightly competitive
29     Not at all competitive
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


20     Every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Once a year or more but not every month
44     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.)


21     Extremely important
55     Not important at all
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


16     Highly automated
23     Moderately automated
29     Slightly automated
31     Not at all automated
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


34     Once a month or more but not every week
37     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


12     Continually or almost continually
59     Less than half the time
23     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


21     About half the time
42     Less than half the time
32     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


58     Less than half the time
31     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


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


14     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
68     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


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


15     About half the time
41     Less than half the time
44     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


23     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
70     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
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?


17     Once a month or more but not every week
69     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


36     Once a year or more but not every month
62     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


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


98     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available Less than high school diploma
Not available High school diploma or equivalent Help
Not available Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
22   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.
  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.
  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.
 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.
 Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
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.
33   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.
22   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
20   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.
17   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.
11   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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45-3011.00 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
45-4022.00 Logging Equipment Operators
47-3011.00 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook
47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators   Green Occupation Green
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47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
49-3093.00 Tire Repairers and Changers
51-9022.00 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $10.89 hourly, $22,650 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 78,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 25,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting (75% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Agricultural Workers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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