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25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Sample of reported job titles: Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator), Emotional Disabilities Teacher, Hearing Impaired Itinerant Teacher (HI Itinerant Teacher), Learning Support Teacher, Resource Program Teacher, Severe Emotional Disorders Elementary Teacher (SED Elementary Teacher), Severe/Profound Mental Handicaps Special Education Teacher, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher

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Tasks

  • Instruct special needs students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, or repetition to reinforce learning and meet students' varying needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs). See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification or positive reinforcement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Modify the general kindergarten or elementary education curriculum for special-needs students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students' behavioral or academic problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor teachers or teacher assistants to ensure adherence to special education program requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare classrooms with a variety of materials or resources for children to explore, manipulate, or use in learning activities or imaginative play. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Meet with parents or guardians to discuss their children's progress, advise them on using community resources, or teach skills for dealing with students' impairments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare, administer, or grade tests or assignments to evaluate students' progress. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Encourage students to explore learning opportunities or persevere with challenging tasks to prepare them for later grades. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach students personal development skills, such as goal setting, independence, or self-advocacy. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret the results of standardized tests to determine students' strengths and areas of need. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise kindergarten or elementary school programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan or schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Guide or counsel students with adjustment problems, academic problems, or special academic interests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their perceptual skills. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare objectives, outlines, or other materials for courses of study following curriculum guidelines or school or state requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare assignments for teacher assistants or volunteers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Present information in audio-visual or interactive formats, using computers, televisions, audio-visual aids, or other equipment, materials, or technologies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment or materials to prevent injuries and damage. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests to kindergarten or elementary students with special needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to maintain or improve professional competence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, or social development. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Control the inventory or distribution of classroom equipment, materials, or supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or supervise experiential learning activities, such as class projects, field trips, demonstrations, or visits by guest speakers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall or cafeteria monitoring, or bus loading or unloading. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, or food preparation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Visit schools to tutor students with sensory impairments or to consult with teachers regarding students' special needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret or transcribe classroom materials into Braille or sign language. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged — Jellybean switches; Sound switches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Assistive listening devices — FM amplification systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Balance or gross motor equipment — Play structures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Optical compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Board games — Educational board games See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Braille devices for the physically challenged — Braille label makers; Braille note-taking systems; Braille rulers; Braille writers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Building blocks — Toy block sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Canes or cane accessories — Laser canes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Childrens science kits — Science activity kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses — Pencil compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer mouse or trackballs — Eye controlled computer mouse equipment; Foot operated computer mouse equipment; Trackballs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop calculator — Large display calculators; Talking calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital voice recorders — Digital audio recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Document camera — Document cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enteral feeding administration sets — Enteral feeding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Game pads or joy sticks — Head operated joysticks; Mouth operated joysticks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Talking thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handicraft tools or materials or equipment for the physically challenged — Adaptive paint brushes; Adaptive scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hearing aids for the physically challenged — Hearing aid devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Keyboards — Alternative computer keyboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laminators — Laminating equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Letter or symbol boards for the physically challenged — Portable communication boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical suction cannulas or tubes or accessories — Oral suction tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Page turners for the physically challenged — Page turners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient scooters — Motorized scooters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pointers — Optical pointing devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Puzzles — Educational puzzles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sand or water tables or activity centers — Sand tables; Water tables See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners; Computer voice input devices; Reading pens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Standers or standing aids — Standing aids See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged — Telecommunication devices TDD See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic pegboards or activity boards — Pegboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards; Wireless touch screen monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged — Voice output devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Walkers or rollators — Walkers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheelchairs — Powered wheelchairs See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Computer based training software — Children's educational software; Scientific Learning Fast ForWord See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — American Sign Language Browser *; Individualized Educational Program IEP software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Device drivers or system software — Screen magnification software; Screen reader software; Synapse outSPOKEN; The vOICe Learning Edition * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Drawing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Voice recognition software — goQ WordQ; Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking software; Voice activated 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • 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.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 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.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist students with special educational needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop instructional materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate student work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain student records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess educational needs of students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Encourage students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop instructional objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach life skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan educational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create technology-based learning materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise school or student activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan experiential learning activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct activities of subordinates. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Display student work. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 92% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 87% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 77% responded “Extremely important.” 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.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 70% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 51% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 65% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 74% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 51% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 43% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 38% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 54% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 48% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 30% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 49% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 31% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 49% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 34% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 32% responded “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
66   Bachelor's degree
22   Master's degree
6   Post-master's certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SA

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to 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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $54,570 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 195,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 45,200
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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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Special Education Teachers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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