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47-2161.00 - Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

Sample of reported job titles: Plasterer, Plasterer Foreman, Plasterer Journeyman, Applicator, Artisan Plasterer, Plaster Mechanic, Plastering Contractor, Stucco Man, Quality Control Patch-Man (QC Patch-Man), Swimming Pool Plasterer

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
82   Core Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
81   Core Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
81   Core Create decorative textures in finish coat, using brushes or trowels, sand, pebbles, or stones.
80   Core Apply insulation to building exteriors by installing prefabricated insulation systems over existing walls or by covering the outer wall with insulation board, reinforcing mesh, and a base coat.
77   Core Cure freshly plastered surfaces.
75   Core Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials, such as by drywall taping.
75   Core Rough the undercoat surface with a scratcher so the finish coat will adhere.
74   Core Apply weatherproof, decorative coverings to exterior surfaces of buildings, such as by troweling or spraying on coats of stucco.
70   Core Install guide wires on exterior surfaces of buildings to indicate thickness of plaster or stucco and nail wire mesh, lath, or similar materials to the outside surface to hold stucco in place.
62   Core Spray acoustic materials or texture finish over walls or ceilings.
61   Core Mold or install ornamental plaster pieces, panels, or trim.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Applicator brushes — Lime brushes
Cleaning scrapers — Scraping tools
Concrete spreaders — Screeds
Edgers — Corner tools; Inside step tools; Ornamental cut and shape tools; Outside step tools (see all 5 examples)
Floats — Darbies
Hammers — Plasterers' hammers
Hydraulic pumps — Piston pumps
Ladders — Stilts
Levels — Precision levels
Molding machines — Plaster molds
Paint sprayers — Plaster spraying machines; Spray guns
Plaster or mortar mixers — Plaster mixers
Power nail guns — Nail guns
Putty knives — Joint knives
Saws — Hand saws
Straight edges — Straightedges
Trowels — Featheredgers; Hand trowels; Power trowels; Scratcher trowels
Utility knives — Trimming knives

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — A-Systems JobView; Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Project management software — Construction Software Center EasyEst; Cost estimating software; Sage Construction Anywhere

See all 32 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
74   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.
37   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
35   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.
28   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.
26   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
25   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
22   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
22   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
22   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.
20   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
19   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.
15   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.
15   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.
12   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  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.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
53   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
53   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
50   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
47   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
44   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
41   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.
41   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
41   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
41   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
38   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
38   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
35   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
35   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
31   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
28   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
25   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
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.
25   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
19   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
19   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
13   Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
10   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
85   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
80   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Install trim or paneling.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
75   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
74   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
73   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
71   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
69   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
62   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.
62   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
62   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
61   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
60   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
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.
60   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
59   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
57   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
56   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
54   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
53   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
53   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
53   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
50   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.
50   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
49   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
49   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
42   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
41   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
38   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.
37   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
37   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
35   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
35   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
34   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
33   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
31   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
30   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
30   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.
30   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
27   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
23   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.
19   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.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


79     Extremely important
17     Very important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


76     A lot of freedom
18     Some freedom
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?


90     Continually or almost continually
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
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?


60     Constant contact with others
36     Contact with others most of the time
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
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?


57     Very important results
36     Important results
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


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


81     Every day
15     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


51     Continually or almost continually
29     More than half the time
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


57     Continually or almost continually
18     More than half the time
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


50     Very high responsibility
33     High responsibility
13     Moderate responsibility
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


54     Very high responsibility
31     High responsibility
13     Limited responsibility
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?


78     Every day
16     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


44     Extremely competitive
35     Highly competitive
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?


53     A lot of freedom
18     Some freedom
18     Limited freedom
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


23     About half the time
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


90     Moderately close (at arm's length)
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


61     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Never
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


34     Extremely important
47     Very important
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?


28     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


36     Extremely important
30     Very important
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


52     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Never
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?


67     Every day
29     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?


34     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


32     Extremely important
37     Very important
15     Not important at all
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


19     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


28     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


25     Continually or almost continually
23     More than half the time
15     About half the time
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


24     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.)


22     Extremely important
24     Very important
34     Important
18     Not important at all
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


56     More than half the time
20     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?


23     Extremely serious
18     Very serious
20     Not serious 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?


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


21     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


32     Very important
33     Fairly important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


92     40 hours
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


12     Every day
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?


27     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


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


21     Continually or almost continually
12     About half the time
28     Less than half the time
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


22     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


17     Every day
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


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


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


47     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
51     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


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


25     Once a week or more but not every day
70     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


19     Once a week or more but not every day
73     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


23     Once a week or more but not every day
75     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


16     Completely automated
81     Not at all automated
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


12     About half the time
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


92     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
77   Less than high school diploma
22   High school diploma or equivalent Help
  Post-secondary certificate Help

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
22   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.
22   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
17   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
 Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
 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   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
80   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
76   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
68   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
66   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
64   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
63   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
62   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
61   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
58   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
56   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
50   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
49   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
48   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
41   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
41   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
50   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
39   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.
33   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
33   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
28   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
28   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $17.64 hourly, $36,680 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 23,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 4,500
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Construction (87% 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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