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19-3092.00 - Geographers

Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

Sample of reported job titles: Earth Observations Chief Scientist (NASA), Environmental Affairs Corporate Director, Environmental Scientist, Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Program Director (GIS Program Director), GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer), GIS Physical Scientist (Geographic Information Systems Physical Scientist), Research Coordinator, Scientist

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Tasks

  • Write and present reports of research findings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create and modify maps, graphs, or diagrams, using geographical information software and related equipment, and principles of cartography such as coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Gather and compile geographic data from sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze geographic distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on local, regional, continental, or global scales. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, operate, and maintain geographical information computer systems, including hardware, software, plotters, digitizers, printers, and video cameras. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide consulting services in fields such as resource development and management, business location and market area analysis, environmental hazards, regional cultural history, and urban social planning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach geography. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide geographical information systems support to the private and public sectors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Study the economic, political, and cultural characteristics of a specific region's population. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Locate and obtain existing geographic information databases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct field work at outdoor sites. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect data on physical characteristics of specified areas, such as geological formations, climates, and vegetation, using surveying or meteorological equipment. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV; Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Analytical balances — Laboratory analytical balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anemometers — Sonic anemometers; Wind direction sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges — High-speed centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Comparators — Optical comparators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Darkfield microscopes — Phase contrast microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dropping pipettes — Laboratory dropping pipettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drying cabinets or ovens — Drying ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromagnetic field meters — Electromagnetic current meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromagnetic geophysical instruments — Demagnetizing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forestry increment borers — Tree increment borers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forestry saws — Crosscut saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fume hoods or cupboards — Fume hoods; Portable fume hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • General purpose refrigerators or refrigerator freezers — Sample storage refrigerators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand held camcorders or video cameras — Video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat tracing equipment — Infrared IR thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Height gauges — Abney levels; Survey altimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hygrometers — Humidity sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrometers — Atomic emission spectroscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion chromatographs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion exchange apparatus — Deionizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances — Electronic precision balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory box furnaces — Gas-mixing furnaces; High temperature laboratory box furnaces; Muffle furnaces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory crushers or pulverizers — Laboratory sample splitters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens — Gravity convection ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mixers — Soil mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory sifting equipment — Sieve shakers; Sonic sifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Land drilling rigs — Truck-mounted drilling rigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Large format printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Automatic levels; Laser levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments — Spinner magnetometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters — Soil moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open stream current meters — Water current meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Particle size measuring apparatus — Laser particle sizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Permeability or porosity estimation apparatus — Pressure plate apparatus See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal 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.
  • pH meters — pH analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic rock drills — Powered rock-coring drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Polarizing microscopes — Petrographic microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Handheld data loggers; Portable data collectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable seismic apparatus — Seismic stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Chain saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precipitation or evaporation recorders — Lysimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Submersible pressure sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Ground penetrating radar GPR See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational motorboats — Research motorboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rock cutters — Rock saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Salinity meter — Salinity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Digitizers; Flatbed scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanning electron microscopes — Scanning electron microscopes SEM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Grab samplers; Russian corers; Sediment coring equipment; Soil samplers (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil testing kits — Compaction meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Solar radiation surface observing apparatus — Photosynthetically active radiation PAR meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Stereo light microscopes; Stereo zoom microscopes; Stereographic microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature transmitters — Temperature sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Test sieves — Ultrasonic sieving systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Theodolites — Total stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transmission electron microscopes — Cathodoluminescence microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbidimeters — Turbidity probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Video attachments for microscopes — Video microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoscopes — Digital imaging microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Mechanical current meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water samplers — Sediment samplers; Sediment traps; Total dissolved solids TDS meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Weather stations — Portable weather stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray diffraction equipment — X ray diffractometers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Groundwater Vistas software; MODPATH *; SAS software; The MathWorks MATLAB (see all 11 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Scientific Software Group RiverMorph See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Golden Software Grapher; Lemkesoft GraphicConverter (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcView; ITT Visual Information Solutions ENVI; MapInfo MapMarker; Martin D Adamiker's TruFlite (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver 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

  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins. 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 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 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.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.

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Abilities

  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • 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 Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • 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.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct anthropological or archaeological research. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect geographical or geological field data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect archival data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare maps. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compile geographic or related data. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 96% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 62% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 56% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 52% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 42% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 46% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 38% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 46% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 46% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 35% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 38% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 35% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 50% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 23% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related Experience Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, sports medicine physicians, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
40   Master's degree
36   Bachelor's degree
16   Doctoral degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IRA

  • 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.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules. 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $36.74 hourly, $76,420 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 2,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 800
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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