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15-1143.01 - Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.

The occupation code you requested, 15-1081.01 (Telecommunications Specialists), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 15-1143.01 (Telecommunications Engineering Specialists) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Consultant, Network Technician, Principal Consultant, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Senior Consultant, Senior Telecommunications Consultant, Telecom Network Manager (Telecommunication Network Manager), Telecommunication Engineer, Telecommunication Systems Designer, Telecommunications Consultant

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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  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Communicate with telecommunications vendors to obtain pricing and technical specifications for available hardware, software, or services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Implement or perform preventive maintenance, backup, or recovery procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess existing facilities' needs for new or modified telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Order or maintain inventory of telecommunications equipment for customer premises equipment (CPE), facilities, access networks, or backbone networks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install, or coordinate installation of, new or modified hardware, software, or programming modules of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, maintain, or implement telecommunications disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as network traffic, security, and capacity. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate costs for system or component implementation and operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Implement system renovation projects in collaboration with technical staff, engineering consultants, installers, and vendors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide user support by diagnosing network and device problems and implementing technical or procedural solutions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Document procedures for hardware and software installation and use. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine efficiency, reliability, or compatibility with existing systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Work with personnel and facilities management staff to install, remove, or relocate user connectivity equipment and devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect sites to determine physical configuration, such as device locations and conduit pathways. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise maintenance of telecommunications equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review and evaluate requests from engineers, managers, and technicians for system modifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Document user support activity, such as system problems, corrective actions, resolution status, and completed equipment installations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for computer hardware and software, networking and telecommunications equipment, test equipment, cabling, or tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Document technical specifications and operating standards for telecommunications equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct in use of voice, video, and data communications systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare system activity and performance reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to prepare or evaluate network diagrams, floor plans, or site configurations for existing facilities, renovations, or new systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Implement controls to provide security for operating systems, software, and data. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage user access to systems and equipment through account management and password administration. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Articulating boom lift — Aerial bucket trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Banders — Cable tie guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Field inspection microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cable splicing kits — Fiber optic cable splicers; Fiber optic fusion splicers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Circuit testers; Continuity testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Current sensors — Amplifier probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Derricks — Digger derricks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical power sensors — Wire locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fiber optic fault locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fish tape — Fish tapes; Wire pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency analyzers — Spectrum analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat tracing equipment — Infrared thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insertion tool — Punch down insertion tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulation resistance meters — Insulation resistance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Polarity testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network analyzers — Cable analyzers; Local area network LAN analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open end wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending tools — Pipe benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Portable drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Digital power meters; Fiber optic power meters; Infrared fiber meters; Optical power meters (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Proximity sensors — Radio interference detection RID devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflectometers — Optical time domain reflectometers OTDR See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Flat head screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal generators — Tone generators; Tone test sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Fiber optic cable strippers; Fiber optic strippers; Fiber scribes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tampers — Compaction tampers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Cable plows; Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tweezers — Fiber optic tweezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Coaxial cable testers; Voltage testers; Wire mappers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Jack termination tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Combo crimping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire wrapping tool — Wire wrap guns See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Access software — 2AB iLock Security Services; Access management software; Avaya Identity Engines See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Backup or archival software — Backup and archival software; NovaStor NovaBACKUP; Zmanda Amanda * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — SiteMaster SiteSmart See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Helpdesk or call center software — Call accounting software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network monitoring software — Network management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Project scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — IBM Rational Requirements Composer; Requirements analysis software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — Antivirus software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Web design software 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

  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Document operational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install computer hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze security of systems, network, or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install computer software. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain computer hardware. 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.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document network-related activities or tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor the performance of computer networks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain the inventory of equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide technical support for computer network issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain contingency plans for disaster recovery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test computer hardware performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identify information technology project resource requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 57% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 70% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 61% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 52% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 43% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 39% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 48% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 39% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 35% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 57% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 45% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 30% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 36% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 43% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 35% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 39% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 22% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 41% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
43   Bachelor's degree
26   Post-secondary certificate Help
17   Associate's degree

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

Computer Science — Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: REC

  • 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.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Computer Network Architects.
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Industry data collected from Computer Network Architects.

Median wages (2014) $47.32 hourly, $98,430 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 143,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 43,500
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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