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47-2042.00 - Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

Sample of reported job titles: Floor Covering Contractor, Floor Coverings Installer, Floor Layer, Flooring Helper, Flooring Installer, Flooring Mechanic, Tile Installer, Tile Setter, Vinyl Installer

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
81   Core
Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering. See more occupations related to this task.
81   Core
Cut flooring material to fit around obstructions. See more occupations related to this task.
79   Core
Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry. See more occupations related to this task.
77   Core
Trim excess covering materials, tack edges, and join sections of covering material to form tight joint. See more occupations related to this task.
76   Core
Form a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores. See more occupations related to this task.
76   Core
Measure and mark guidelines on surfaces or foundations, using chalk lines and dividers. See more occupations related to this task.
75   Core
Cut covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches. See more occupations related to this task.
74   Core
Roll and press sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller. See more occupations related to this task.
74   Core
Apply adhesive cement to floor or wall material to join and adhere foundation material. See more occupations related to this task.
72   Core
Determine traffic areas and decide location of seams. See more occupations related to this task.
72   Core
Lay out, position, and apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors, walls, and cabinets, following guidelines to keep courses straight and create designs. See more occupations related to this task.
66   Core
Remove excess cement to clean finished surface. See more occupations related to this task.
57   Core
Disconnect and remove appliances, light fixtures, and worn floor and wall covering from floors, walls, and cabinets. See more occupations related to this task.
63   Supplemental
Heat and soften floor covering materials to patch cracks or fit floor coverings around irregular surfaces, using blowtorch. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Abrasive stones — Grinding stones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls — Scratch awls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Butane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carts — Material carts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns — Floor caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chalk lines — Chalk line markers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Grooving tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete spreaders — Gauge rakes; Screeds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dollies — Linoleum dollies; Material dollies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Edgers — Hand groovers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floats — Concrete floats; Grout floats; Tapping blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor polishers — Floor polishing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor scrapers — Floor stripping machines; Razor floor scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glue guns — Adhesive syringes; Electric glue guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Nail driving bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand clamps — Claw clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns — Heat welding nozzles; Hot air guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Strap clamps; Wall spacers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knife blades — Quarter moon knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laminate file — Laminate files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Handheld distance meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Bubble levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal cutters — Aviation snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters — Humidity measurement equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nibblers — Vinyl tile cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint mixers — Power mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plasma arc welding machine — Automatic plasma arc welding machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Concrete floor grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power nail guns — Pneumatic coil nailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power routers — Power groovers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Floor sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Undercut saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Flooring screw guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective knee pads — Flooring knee pads See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Base molding lifters; Pinch bars; Pull bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Staple removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Broad knives; Dolphin knives; Skiving knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Pull saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Bar scribers; Scoring knives; Vinyl scribers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Cove base shears; Guillotine shears; Laminate shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sliders — Appliance sliders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Moving straps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spatulas — Adhesive spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sponges — Grout sponges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Laser squares; Layout squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns — Flooring staplers; Hammer tackers; Underlayment staplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Steel straightedges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Templates — Corner templates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tile cutter — Tile cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Notched trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Flooring edge cutters; Flooring utility knives; Linoleum knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wallpaper roller — Hand rollers; Linoleum rollers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wedges — Adjustable wedges See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — RFMS Schedule Pro See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Project visualization software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor; CCS Computing Services FIRST Flooring Software; Flooring Technologies Qfloors; Textile Management Systems RollMaster (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — CPR Software FloorCOST Estimator for Excel; Measure Square FloorEstimate Pro; On Center On-Screen Takeoff; Saltire Software FloorRight Software See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
73 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
72 
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
71 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
61 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
58 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
53 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
47 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
47 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
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.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
39 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
37 
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
33 
Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
30 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
28 
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
26 
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
24 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
22 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
19 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
18 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
15 
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
9 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
5 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
5 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
4 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
4 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
3 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
3 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
3 
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
3 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
2 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
1 
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
1 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
0 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
53 
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.See more occupations related to this skill.
53 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.See more occupations related to this skill.
47 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.See more occupations related to this skill.
44 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.See more occupations related to this skill.
44 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.See more occupations related to this skill.
38 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.See more occupations related to this skill.
35 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.See more occupations related to this skill.
31 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.See more occupations related to this skill.
28 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.See more occupations related to this skill.
28 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
25 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.See more occupations related to this skill.
22 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.See more occupations related to this skill.
19 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.See more occupations related to this skill.
19 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.See more occupations related to this skill.
16 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.See more occupations related to this skill.
16 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.See more occupations related to this skill.
6 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.See more occupations related to this skill.
6 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.See more occupations related to this skill.
6 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.See more occupations related to this skill.
3 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.See more occupations related to this skill.
0 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.See more occupations related to this skill.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.See more occupations related to this skill.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.See more occupations related to this skill.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
63 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
63 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).See more occupations related to this ability.
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.See more occupations related to this ability.
60 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.See more occupations related to this ability.
53 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.See more occupations related to this ability.
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).See more occupations related to this ability.
50 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.See more occupations related to this ability.
47 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.See more occupations related to this ability.
44 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.See more occupations related to this ability.
41 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.See more occupations related to this ability.
41 
Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.See more occupations related to this ability.
41 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.See more occupations related to this ability.
38 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).See more occupations related to this ability.
38 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.See more occupations related to this ability.
38 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.See more occupations related to this ability.
35 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.See more occupations related to this ability.
31 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).See more occupations related to this ability.
28 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.See more occupations related to this ability.
25 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.See more occupations related to this ability.
25 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.See more occupations related to this ability.
22 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.See more occupations related to this ability.
22 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.See more occupations related to this ability.
22 
Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.See more occupations related to this ability.
19 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.See more occupations related to this ability.
16 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.See more occupations related to this ability.
16 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.See more occupations related to this ability.
13 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.See more occupations related to this ability.
13 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.See more occupations related to this ability.
13 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.See more occupations related to this ability.
13 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
10 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.See more occupations related to this ability.
0 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
74 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.See more occupations related to this activity.
70 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.See more occupations related to this activity.
70 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.See more occupations related to this activity.
68 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.See more occupations related to this activity.
67 
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.See more occupations related to this activity.
67 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.See more occupations related to this activity.
66 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.See more occupations related to this activity.
65 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.See more occupations related to this activity.
64 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.See more occupations related to this activity.
63 
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.See more occupations related to this activity.
63 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.See more occupations related to this activity.
61 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.See more occupations related to this activity.
60 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.See more occupations related to this activity.
58 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.See more occupations related to this activity.
55 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.See more occupations related to this activity.
55 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.See more occupations related to this activity.
54 
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.See more occupations related to this activity.
53 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.See more occupations related to this activity.
53 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.See more occupations related to this activity.
52 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.See more occupations related to this activity.
52 
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.See more occupations related to this activity.
49 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.See more occupations related to this activity.
48 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.See more occupations related to this activity.
46 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).See more occupations related to this activity.
45 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.See more occupations related to this activity.
43 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.See more occupations related to this activity.
42 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.See more occupations related to this activity.
42 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.See more occupations related to this activity.
41 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.See more occupations related to this activity.
38 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.See more occupations related to this activity.
37 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.See more occupations related to this activity.
36 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.See more occupations related to this activity.
36 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.See more occupations related to this activity.
34 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.See more occupations related to this activity.
32 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.See more occupations related to this activity.
31 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.See more occupations related to this activity.
30 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.See more occupations related to this activity.
30 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.See more occupations related to this activity.
21 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.See more occupations related to this activity.
20 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.See more occupations related to this activity.
11 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim excess material from installations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Finish concrete surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.

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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?See more occupations related to this work context.


99     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?See more occupations related to this work context.


89     Continually or almost continually
11     More than 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?See more occupations related to this work context.
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?See more occupations related to this work context.


29     Some freedom
16     Limited freedom
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a month or more but not every week
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?See more occupations related to this work context.


30     Important results
17     Moderate results
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?See more occupations related to this work context.
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?See more occupations related to this work context.


28     Some freedom
16     Very little freedom
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Important
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


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


16     Less than half the time
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a week or more but not every day
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?See more occupations related to this work context.


16     Moderate responsibility
16     Limited responsibility
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?See more occupations related to this work context.
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


32     Once a week or more but not every day
39     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a year or more but not every month
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?See more occupations related to this work context.
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


13     Very important
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?See more occupations related to this work context.


20     Continually or almost continually
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


42     Extremely important
27     Very important
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


40     Important
28     Fairly important
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?See more occupations related to this work context.


53     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Once a year or more but not every month
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?See more occupations related to this work context.
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


16     Very high responsibility
17     High responsibility
41     Moderate responsibility
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?See more occupations related to this work context.
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.See more occupations related to this work context.


20     40 hours
45     Less than 40 hours
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?See more occupations related to this work context.


20     More than half the time
30     About half the time
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a month or more but not every week
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?See more occupations related to this work context.
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


42     Once a month or more but not every week
54     Once a year or more but not every month
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?See more occupations related to this work context.
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a month or more but not every week
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


16     Extremely important
15     Important
41     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?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a week or more but not every day
86     Once a year or more but not every month
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?See more occupations related to this work context.
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?See more occupations related to this work context.
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?See more occupations related to this work context.


89     Less than half the time
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?See more occupations related to this work context.


17     Very serious
32     Fairly serious
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?See more occupations related to this work context.


12     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
62     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


16     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Once a year or more but not every month
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a month or more but not every week
44     Once a year or more but not every month
42     Never
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?See more occupations related to this work context.


14     Once a month or more but not every week
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Moderately automated
38     Slightly automated
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?See more occupations related to this work context.


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


11     Once a month or more but not every week
26     Once a year or more but not every month
64     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?See more occupations related to this work context.
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?See more occupations related to this work context.
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?See more occupations related to this work context.


21     Less than half the time
77     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a month or more but not every week
89     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?See more occupations related to this work context.


11     Once a year or more but not every month
88     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


98     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)See more occupations related to this work context.


99     Not important at all
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?See more occupations related to this work context.


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


99     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?See more occupations related to this work context.


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


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
90   High school diploma or equivalent Help
6   Less than high school diploma
4   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.See more occupations related to this interest.
72 
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.See more occupations related to this interest.
33 
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.See more occupations related to this interest.
22 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.See more occupations related to this interest.
6 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.See more occupations related to this interest.
0 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
84 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.See more occupations related to this work style.
81 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
77 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.See more occupations related to this work style.
74 
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.See more occupations related to this work style.
71 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.See more occupations related to this work style.
69 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.See more occupations related to this work style.
69 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.See more occupations related to this work style.
65 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.See more occupations related to this work style.
64 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.See more occupations related to this work style.
64 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.
60 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.See more occupations related to this work style.
60 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.See more occupations related to this work style.
59 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
58 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.See more occupations related to this work style.
58 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.See more occupations related to this work style.
28 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
56 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.See more occupations related to this work value.
45 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.See more occupations related to this work value.
36 
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.See more occupations related to this work value.
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.See more occupations related to this work value.
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.See more occupations related to this work value.
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.See more occupations related to this work value.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation
47-2041.00 Carpet Installers
47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers
47-2044.00 Tile and Marble Setters
47-2051.00 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green
47-2053.00 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
47-2121.00 Glaziers
47-2132.00 Insulation Workers, Mechanical   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
47-2142.00 Paperhangers
47-3015.00 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $17.63 hourly, $36,670 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 15,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 4,500
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Construction (50% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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