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17-2071.00 - Electrical Engineers

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Sample of reported job titles: Circuits Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Power Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

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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

  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compile data and write reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate labor, material, or construction costs for budget preparation purposes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or train project team members as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct field surveys or study maps, graphs, diagrams, or other data to identify and correct power system problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate customer or public complaints to determine the nature and extent of problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational, safety, or environmental standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or implement research methodology or procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design electrical systems or components that minimize electric energy requirements, such as lighting systems designed to account for natural lighting. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan layout of electric power generating plants or distribution lines or stations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment or major repairs. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Accelerometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Capacitance meters — Inductance capacitance resistance LCR meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Corona treaters — Cylindrical corona testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diffractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical frequency meters — Noise figure meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic measuring probes — Parameter analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Electrical flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency analyzers — Spectrum analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency calibrator or simulator — Frequency drives; Signal analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency counters or timer or dividers — Frequency counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion implantation equipment — Reactive ion etch systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Isolation glove boxes — Glove box systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances — Microbalances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory evaporators — Filament evaporators; Metal evaporation systems; Vacuum system/thermal evaporators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory safety furnaces — Annealing furnaces; Diffusion furnaces; Oxidation furnaces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser ranging systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level generators — Pulse generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic spin bars or stir bars or stirring beads — Spinners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal markers or holders — Electrochemical etching devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microwave core equipment — Microwave automatic load-pull tuners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscillographs — Sweep oscillators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes; Mixed signal oscilloscopes; Sampling oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Microwave power meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pyrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reactors — Plasma reactors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanning electron microscopes — Scanning electron microscopes SEM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanning probe microscopes — Atomic force microscopes; Scanning tunneling microscopes STM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Semiconductor process systems — Electron beam evaporators; Wafer steppers; Wet chemical clean benches; Wire bonders (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal generators — Programmable function generators; Synthesized continuous wave CW generators; Vector signal generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrographs — Imaging spectrographs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers — Auger electron spectrometers; Electrochemical CV dopant profilers; Secondary ion mass spectrometers SIMS; X ray photoemission spectrometers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surface testers — Profilometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature cycling chambers or thermal cyclers — Rapid thermal annealers RTA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermocouples See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thickness measuring devices — Ellipsometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transistor circuit testers — Universal microwave transistor test fixtures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transistor transistor logic TTL — Pattern generator systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube furnaces — Doping tubes; Oxidation tubes; Vertical furnaces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Digital voltmeters DVM; Pulsed current-voltage IV analyzer See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray generators — X ray guns See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Hewlett-Packard HP Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer; Synopsys PrimeTime; Tektronix EZ-TEST; The MathWorks MATLAB (see all 42 examples) 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 software; Bentley Microstation; Cadence Encounter Test; Zuken E3.schematic (see all 18 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software — Rapid prototyping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — C; Eclipse IDE software *; Programmed logic controller PLC code generation software; VHSIC hardware description language VHDL (see all 12 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Wonderware InTouch HMI See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++; JHDL; Python; Sun Microsystems Java (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 — Linux; Microsoft Windows Server; UNIX See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Program testing software — Debugging software; Defect tracking software 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 — Requirements management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • WAN switching software and firmware — ATD protocol; X.25 Protocol 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Prepare operational reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate computer systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create electrical schematics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design alternative energy systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design structures or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain electronic equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Devise research or testing protocols. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct construction activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate operational costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct industrial production activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test products for functionality or quality. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct installation activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare project budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design energy production or management equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect operational processes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design energy-efficient equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 98% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 62% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 64% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 68% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 64% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 49% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 44% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 44% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 49% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 59% responded “Important results.” 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.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 32% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 32% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 58% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 26% responded “Very important.” 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
70   Bachelor's degree
23   Master's degree
3   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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

Engineering — Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IR

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $43.95 hourly, $91,410 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 166,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 44,100
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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