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47-2044.00 - Tile and Marble Setters

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

Sample of reported job titles: Tile Setter, Tile and Marble Installer, Tile Installer, Tile Mechanic, Tile Finisher, Tile and Marble Setter, Ceramic Tile Mechanic, Ceramic Tile Setter, Marble Mason, Tile Mason

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
91   Core Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
86   Core Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural, and floor designs.
86   Core Align and straighten tile using levels, squares, and straightedges.
83   Core Determine and implement the best layout to achieve a desired pattern.
81   Core Measure and mark surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints.
81   Core Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.
79   Core Cut, surface, polish, and install marble and granite or install pre-cast terrazzo, granite or marble units.
79   Core Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives to form a bed for the tiles, using brush, trowel and screed.
78   Core Apply mortar to tile back, position the tile, and press or tap with trowel handle to affix tile to base.
78   Core Level concrete and allow to dry.
74   Core Prepare surfaces for tiling by attaching lath or waterproof paper, or by applying a cement mortar coat to a metal screen.
74   Core Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.
69   Core Remove and replace cracked or damaged tile.
67   Core Apply a sealer to make grout stain- and water-resistant.
64   Core Remove any old tile, grout and adhesive using chisels and scrapers and clean the surface carefully.
85   Supplemental Prepare cost and labor estimates, based on calculations of time and materials needed for project.
79   Supplemental Study blueprints and examine surface to be covered to determine amount of material needed.
76   Supplemental Spread mastic or other adhesive base on roof deck to form base for promenade tile, using serrated spreader.
75   Supplemental Cut tile backing to required size, using shears.
67   Supplemental Install and anchor fixtures in designated positions, using hand tools.
65   Supplemental Assist customers in selection of tile and grout.
64   Supplemental Select and order tile and other items to be installed, such as bathroom accessories, walls, panels, and cabinets, according to specifications.
63   Supplemental Measure and cut metal lath to size for walls and ceilings, using tin snips.
61   Supplemental Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires, and brackets.
Not available Supplemental Brush glue onto manila paper on which design has been drawn and position tiles, finished side down, onto paper.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Abrasive stones — Grinding stones
Concrete spreaders — Screeds; Serrated spreaders
Eyewashers or eye wash stations — Eyewash facilities
Floats — Bull floats; Grout floats; Magnesium floats; Wood floats
Hammers — Claw hammers; Rubber hammers
Levels — Builders' levels; Laser levels; Water levels
Plaster or mortar mixers — Colloidal mixers; Drum cement mixers; Horizontal shaft mixers; Mixing drills (see all 7 examples)
Power buffers — Polishers; Stone polishers
Power chippers — Chipping hammers; Power chisels
Power grinders — Angle grinders; Base grinders; Floor grinding machines; Stone grinders (see all 5 examples)
Power saws — Grout saws; Power tile saws; Power undercut saws; Wet saws
Power screwguns — Stand-up screw guns
Pry bars — Molding prybars; Wonder bars
Scaffolding — Ladder jacks; Mechanical scaffolds; Rolling scaffolds; Stationary scaffolds
Second cut file — Double-sided files
Tape measures — Layout sticks; Story pole tape measures
Trowels — Buttering trowels; Gauging trowels; Notch trowels; Point trowels (see all 9 examples)

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer aided design CAD software — EasyCAD Iris 2D; TileGem *
Data base user interface and query software — Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor
Project management software — Measure Square FloorEstimate Pro

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

See all 73 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
65   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.
54   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
51   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
50   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
47   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.
43   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
41   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.
39   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
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.
33   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.
27   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
23   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.
22   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.
22   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.
20   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.
18   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
15   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
14   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
13   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.
12   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
12   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
11   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
11   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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
66   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
66   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.
66   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
63   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
60   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
60   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
56   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.
53   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
53   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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.
53   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
53   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
53   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.
53   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
53   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
50   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
50   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
44   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
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   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
44   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
41   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.
41   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
41   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
41   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
41   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
41   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.
41   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
41   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
38   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
38   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.
35   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.
35   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
35   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).
31   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
31   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
31   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
31   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
25   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
25   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
19   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
19   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
16   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
81   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Align masonry materials.
  • Apply mortar.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install masonry materials.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
76   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
73   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.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures.
70   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Determine construction project layouts.
  • Estimate construction project labor requirements.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects.
  • Select construction materials.
65   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Measure work site dimensions.
64   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
64   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
63   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
60   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.
60   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
60   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.
58   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
56   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.
56   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
54   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
54   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
54   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
52   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
50   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
48   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
47   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
47   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
45   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.
45   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
44   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
43   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
43   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
42   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
42   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.
38   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies.
36   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
36   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
32   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
30   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
29   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
25   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.
22   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
20   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
15   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
15   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
10   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


60     Continually or almost continually
35     More than half the time
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


63     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


58     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not 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?


66     Continually or almost continually
21     More than half the time
13     Less than half the time
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


62     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
15     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?


48     Continually or almost continually
25     More than half the time
26     About half the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


36     Every day
51     Once a week or more but not every day
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


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


38     Extremely important
44     Very important
12     Important
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


47     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
13     About half the time
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


40     Extremely important
39     Very important
15     Important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


31     A lot of freedom
42     Some freedom
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?


54     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


52     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


29     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


51     Very important results
13     Important results
21     Minor results
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?


38     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


37     A lot of freedom
24     Some freedom
21     Limited freedom
14     Very little freedom
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


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


27     Every day
39     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?


31     Very high responsibility
28     High responsibility
17     Moderate responsibility
18     Limited responsibility
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


59     Moderately close (at arm's length)
24     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


38     Extremely important
19     Very important
18     Important
18     Not important at all
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


23     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


11     Continually or almost continually
47     More than half the time
21     About half the time
17     Less than half the time
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


15     Extremely important
36     Very important
35     Important
14     Not important at all
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


14     Extremely competitive
29     Highly competitive
30     Moderately competitive
26     Slightly competitive
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?


13     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
42     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


22     More than 40 hours
65     40 hours
13     Less than 40 hours
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


13     Very high responsibility
27     High responsibility
39     Moderate responsibility
13     No responsibility
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


28     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


25     Extremely important
25     Important
26     Fairly important
19     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?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
34     Once a month or more but not every week
47     Once a year or more but not every month
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


34     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


22     More than half the time
14     About half the time
54     Less than half the time
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


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


13     More than half the time
44     About half the time
26     Less than half the time
12     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


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


14     Extremely serious
14     Serious
36     Fairly serious
28     Not serious at all
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


39     About half the time
53     Less than half the time
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


20     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Once a year or more but not every month
36     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


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


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


13     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a year or more but not every month
39     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


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


43     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
52     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


42     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
43     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


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


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


14     Important
19     Fairly important
66     Not important at all
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


15     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
74     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


85     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?


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


20     Once a year or more but not every month
80     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


86     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


90     Not at all automated
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


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
51   Less than high school diploma
31   High school diploma or equivalent Help
17   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.
61   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.
45   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.
28   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
11   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.
  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
81   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
76   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
71   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
65   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
64   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
64   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
63   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
60   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
56   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
55   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
55   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
54   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
54   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
52   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
45   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
38   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
61   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
56   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.
42   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
39   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
22   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.
17   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $18.06 hourly, $37,570 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 39,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 12,900
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Construction (60% employed in this sector)

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

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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Tile and Marble Setters external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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