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13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists

Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as health care, banking, gaming, security engineering, or manufacturing.

Sample of reported job titles: Consultant; Director, Security Risk Management; Operations Staff Specialist, Security; Physical Security Engineer; Physical Security Specialist; Principal Engineer, Security Engineering and Applied Science; Section Chief, Physical Security Specialist; Security Analyst; Security Consultant; Security Specialist

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

  • Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform risk analyses so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct security audits to identify potential vulnerabilities related to physical security, staff safety, or asset protection. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide system design and integration recommendations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design security policies, programs, or practices to ensure adequate security relating to issues such as protection of assets, alarm response, and access card use. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess the nature and level of threats so that the scope of the problem can be determined. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design or implement or establish requirements for security systems, video surveillance, motion detection, or closed-circuit television systems to ensure proper installation and operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to emergency situations on an on-call basis. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine the value loss impact and criticality of assets. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare, maintain, or update security procedures, security system drawings, or related documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or review specifications for design or construction of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Outline system security criteria for pre-bid meetings with clients and companies to ensure comprehensiveness and appropriateness for implementation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop conceptual designs of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor the work of contractors in the design, construction, and startup phases of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train personnel in security procedures or use of security equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review design drawings or technical documents for completeness, correctness, or appropriateness. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect security design features, installations, or programs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test security measures for final acceptance and implement or provide procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the measures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Budget and schedule security design work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect fire, intruder detection, or other security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare documentation for case reports or court proceedings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects to identify persons responsible for security breaches, establish losses, pursue prosecutions, or obtain restitution. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Alarm systems — Intrusion detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Audioconferencing systems — Audioconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Card key lock — Card readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Closed circuit television CCTV system — Closed circuit television CCTV monitoring systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer servers — Computer server equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video recorders; Network video recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments — Magnetometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Motion detectors — Approach detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network routers — Computer network routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security or access control systems — Electronic access control systems; Mechanical access control systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray radiography examination equipment — X ray screening equipment See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Application server software — IBM Informix software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software; Microsoft Access; MySQL software; Oracle software (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic; Oracle Java EE; Ruby (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Physical access management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Gateway software — Secure web gateway software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Photo editing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network monitoring software — AccessData FTK; Live memory collection software; Volatile Systems Volatility; WireShark * (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Firewall software; Intrusion prevention software; Symantec PGP; TrueCrypt * (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C#; C++; Oracle Java *; Python (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Computer operating systems; Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Windows PowerShell; Unix (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — Chinotec Technologies Paros *; Metasploit *; Nessus *; Nmap * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video conferencing software — Videoconferencing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Social networking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Adobe Systems Adobe ColdFusion See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate legal issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine the value of goods or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify accuracy of records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess risks to business operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train personnel in organizational or compliance procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 96% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 77% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 58% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 50% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 54% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 46% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 54% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 42% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 38% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 60% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 54% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 58% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 46% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 38% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 35% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 35% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 27% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 32% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 23% responded “Serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 46% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
62   Bachelor's degree
15   Associate's degree
8   Post-secondary certificate Help

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

Computer Science — Computer and Information Systems Security

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RIC

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

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

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Employment data collected from Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Industry data collected from Business Operations Specialists, All Other.

Median wages (2014) $32.35 hourly, $67,280 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 992,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 209,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

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

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