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15-1121.00 - Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Sample of reported job titles: Applications Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Computer Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Information Systems Analyst (ISA), Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer

Also see: Informatics Nurse Specialists

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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  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility and so information can be shared. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise computer programmers or other systems analysts or serve as project leaders for particular systems projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze information processing or computation needs and plan and design computer systems, using techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling and information engineering. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend new equipment or software packages. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in decisions on system implementation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Specify inputs accessed by the system and plan the distribution and use of the results. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interview or survey workers, observe job performance or perform the job to determine what information is processed and how it is processed. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mainframe computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Access software — Access management software; Citrix software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Administration software — Cisco Systems CiscoWorks; Element management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Analytical or scientific software — Hierarchical simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis HSPICE; SAS software; Statistical software; Structure prediction software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Application server software — BEA WebLogic Server; Oracle Application Server See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Backup or archival software — Backup and archival software; System and data disaster recovery software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Business Intelligence See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compiler and decompiler software — Time sharing option TSO software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Electronic design automation EDA software; OrCAD Capture; Spectra Quest software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Configuration management software — HyperSpace software; IBM Rational ClearCase; InstallShield software; Wise Solutions software (see all 10 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; MySQL software; Oracle DBMS; Sybase SQL Server (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — Business intelligence software; Oracle Business Intelligence Suite; SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access; SAP BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence; Software asset management SAM software; Structured query language SQL (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data conversion software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop communications software — CrossTec NetOp Remote Control; Remote control software; Stac Software ReachOut; Symantec pcAnywhere See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Advanced business application programming ABAP; C; IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer; Microsoft Visual Basic (see all 16 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — IBM WebSphere; Oracle Fusion Middleware; SAP Netweaver BW; WebFOCUS software (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Oracle PeopleSoft; SAP software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • File versioning software — Version control software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Financial analysis software — Cost estimation software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Helpdesk or call center software — Help desk software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet directory services software — Active directory software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Metadata management software — Data modeling software; Informatica Corporation PowerCenter; Oracle Master Data Management MDM Suite; SAP Master Data Management MDM See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++; Distributed component object model DCOM software; Python; Rapide (see all 12 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object oriented data base management software — Microsoft Visual FoxPro See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Job control language JCL; Linux; UNIX See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Pattern design software — Diagramming software; Flowchart software; Omni Group OmniGraffle See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Program testing software — Compatibility testing software; Defect tracking software; IBM Rational PurifyPlus; Usability testing software (see all 23 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — AcmeStudio; Popkin System Architect; Unified modeling language UML; Wright software (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — Virus scanning software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction server software — Apache software; Customer information control system CICS software; Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS; Sun Microsystems Sun ONE (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Allaire ColdFusion; Hypertext markup language HTML; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor *; Ruby on Rails * (see all 9 examples) 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.

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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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes. 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.
  • 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.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. 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.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. 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 Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas 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.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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 Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Manage information technology projects or system activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test software performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect data about customer needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise information technology personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read documents to gather technical information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document design or development procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write computer programming code. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Configure computer networks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design integrated computer systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identify information technology project resource requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 74% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 65% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 62% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 69% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 53% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 52% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 40% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 36% 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.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 36% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 43% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 52% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 43% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 45% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 25% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 46% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 27% responded “Every day.” 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
41   Associate's degree
26   Bachelor's degree
10   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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

Computer Science — Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ICR

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $39.76 hourly, $82,710 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 521,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 209,600
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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