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45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

Sample of reported job titles: Captain, Deckhand, Commercial Fisherman, Clam Digger, Commercial Crabber, Menhaden Fishing Crew Member, Crew Member, Fisherman, Lobsterman, Commercial Fishing Vessel Operator

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
86   Core Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
84   Core Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
84   Core Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
83   Core Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
83   Core Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
83   Core Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
81   Core Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.
79   Core Pull and guide nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
79   Core Direct fishing operations, and supervise fishing crew members.
79   Core Signal other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.
78   Core Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
78   Core Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment such as fuel, netting, and cables.
77   Core Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges.
76   Core Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
75   Core Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
72   Core Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.
70   Core Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
67   Core Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
80   Supplemental Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.
79   Supplemental Hire qualified crew members, and assign their duties.
77   Supplemental Plan fishing operations, establishing the fish to be sought, the fishing location, the method of capture, and the duration of the trip.
77   Supplemental Stand lookout for schools of fish, and for steering and engine-room watches.
75   Supplemental Operate rowboats, dinghies, or skiffs to transport fishers, divers, or sponge hookers or to tow and position fishing equipment.
73   Supplemental Sell catches by contacting and negotiating with buyers or by sending catches to fish auctions.
72   Supplemental Club or gaff large fish to enable hauling them into fishing vessel.
72   Supplemental Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to ensure that crew members receive their prearranged portions.
69   Supplemental Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities such as dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather and sea conditions.
66   Supplemental Estimate costs of operations and plan fishing season budgets accordingly.
57   Supplemental Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment.
56   Supplemental Participate in wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Anchor lines — Anchor chains; Anchors; Chain stoppers; Mooring lines
Anchor rollers — Electric windlasses; Hand capstans; Hydraulic capstans; Hydraulic windlasses (see all 5 examples)
Blocks or pulleys — Longline blocks; Snatch blocks; Trolling blocks; Wood shell blocks (see all 5 examples)
Commercial fish hooks — Commercial fish or shark hooks; Dehookers; Gaffs; Harpoons (see all 5 examples)
Commercial fishing floats — Acorn buoys; Bullet buoys; Radio buoys; Toggles (see all 6 examples)
Commercial fishing line tackle — Float lines; Jigs; Thimbles; Trotlines (see all 9 examples)
Commercial fishing nets — Dip nets; Gill nets; Trammel nets; Triplex trawls (see all 23 examples)
Commercial fishing reels — Downriggers; Electric bottom-fishing reels; Longline haulers; Longline spools (see all 7 examples)
Commercial sinkers or weights — Commercial fishing line sinkers; Planers
Fishing boats — Gillnetters; Large decked fishing vessels; Trollers; Undecked fishing vessels (see all 7 examples)
Fishing net haulers — Line haulers; Net haulers; Pot haulers; Shrimp winches
Lifeboats or liferafts — Commercial fishing vessel lifeboats; Inflatable life rafts
Marine craft communications systems — Satellite radios; Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
Marine fenders — Foam-filled marine fenders; Pneumatic marine fenders
Radio navigation instruments — Emergency position-indicating radio beacons; Radio direction finders RDF
Sonars — Fathometer sonar equipment; Fish finders; Multibeam sonar equipment; Searchlight sonars
Sporting traps — Crab pots; Eel traps; Trap harnesses; Weir traps (see all 8 examples)

Technology used in this occupation:

Data base user interface and query software — Catchlog Trading Catchlog; OLRAC Electronic Logbook Software Solution
Map creation software — MaxSea COMMANDER software; P-Sea WindPlot software; Signet Nobeltec Catch
Route navigation software — MaxSea Time Zero Navigator NOAA

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
68   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
67   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
55   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
54   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.
51   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.
47   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
45   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
44   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
38   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.
38   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
36   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.
34   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
33   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.
32   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
31   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.
28   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
28   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.
24   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.
23   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.
22   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
21   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.
21   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
20   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
19   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.
17   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.
17   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.
16   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.
13   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.
11   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  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.
  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
53   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
53   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50   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.
50   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
50   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
50   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
47   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
47   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
47   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
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   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
44   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
44   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
44   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
44   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
44   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
41   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
41   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
38   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
38   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
35   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
35   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
35   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
31   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
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.
19   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
16   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
16   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
16   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
16   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
13   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
69   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.
69   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.
69   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
66   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
63   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
63   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
60   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.
60   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.
56   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.
53   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53   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.
53   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
53   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
53   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53   Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
50   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
50   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
50   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).
50   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
50   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
47   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
47   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
47   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
47   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.
47   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   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
44   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
44   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.
44   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
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).
44   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
44   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
41   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
41   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
41   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
41   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
38   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
38   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
35   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).
35   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
35   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   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.
28   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
28   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
19   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
19   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
13   Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
13   Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
72   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Attach equipment extensions or accessories.
  • Capture or kill animals.
  • Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
  • Position animal trapping or capture equipment.
68   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.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
63   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
59   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.
57   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Navigate water vessels.
52   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
52   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
52   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor financial activities.
51   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations.
48   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
47   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
47   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
45   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
44   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities.
40   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
40   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.
40   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
39   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.
38   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Maintain operational records.
38   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
37   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.
36   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Plan trapping or hunting activities.
33   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
32   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
32   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
32   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials.
32   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
32   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
31   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Treat animal injuries or illnesses.
31   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
31   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  • Promote agricultural or hunting activities.
  • Sell agricultural products.
30   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
26   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
25   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
23   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
23   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
20   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
17   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.
16   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.
15   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.
  Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  • Hire farming, fishing or forestry workers.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


97     More than 40 hours
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


73     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


87     Every day
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?


67     Continually or almost continually
26     More than half the time
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


72     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


64     A lot of freedom
22     Some freedom
13     Limited 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?


68     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


49     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


57     Continually or almost continually
20     More than half the time
14     Less than half the time
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?


38     A lot of freedom
27     Some freedom
33     Limited freedom
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


29     Very high responsibility
51     High responsibility
12     Moderate responsibility
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


30     Continually or almost continually
36     More than half the time
32     About half the time
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?


51     Constant contact with others
21     Contact with others most of the time
21     Occasional contact with others
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


48     Extremely important
12     Very important
31     Important
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


44     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


33     Extremely competitive
37     Highly competitive
17     Moderately competitive
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


42     Continually or almost continually
27     More than half the time
12     About half the time
16     Less than half the time
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?


49     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


24     Very important results
48     Important results
17     Moderate results
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


30     Very close (near touching)
42     Moderately close (at arm's length)
17     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


34     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


41     Continually or almost continually
26     More than half the time
17     Less than half the time
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


28     Every day
45     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
13     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


44     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


20     Extremely serious
41     Very serious
16     Serious
19     Fairly serious
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.)


42     Extremely important
26     Important
17     Fairly important
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


20     Very high responsibility
36     High responsibility
33     Moderate responsibility
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


31     Extremely important
28     Very important
21     Important
16     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?


39     Every day
31     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


26     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Once a year or more but not every month
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


50     Every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
29     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


34     Seasonal (only during certain times of the year)
54     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
12     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


33     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


33     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


27     Extremely important
18     Very important
25     Important
16     Fairly important
15     Not important at all
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


16     Extremely important
30     Very important
22     Important
23     Fairly important
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


39     Every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


24     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


37     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a year or more but not every month
31     Never
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


38     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


28     Every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


23     Highly automated
39     Moderately automated
31     Slightly automated
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


15     More than half the time
25     About half the time
39     Less than half the time
14     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


36     Every day
59     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


30     Every day
16     Once a year or more but not every month
52     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


15     Continually or almost continually
64     Less than half the time
15     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?


31     Every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


24     Every day
20     Once a year or more but not every month
49     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
32     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


26     About half the time
49     Less than half the time
17     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


23     About half the time
46     Less than half the time
26     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


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


14     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
61     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


22     Important
59     Not important at all
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


15     Every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
70     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


13     Every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
75     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


17     Once a year or more but not every month
83     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
50   Less than high school diploma
25   High school diploma or equivalent Help
10   Post-secondary certificate Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

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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   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.
17   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.
11   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.
 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
80   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
78   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
77   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
73   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
71   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
70   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
69   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.
68   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
66   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
64   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
64   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
56   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
55   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
55   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
52   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
44   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
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.
45   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.
45   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   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.
28   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.
22   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 (2013) $16.96 hourly, $35,270 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 31,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 6,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Self-Employed (57% 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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