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27-1012.00 - Craft Artists

Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

Sample of reported job titles: Bronze Sculptor, Ceramic Artist, Ceramics Sculptor, Cordwainer, Custom Shoe-Maker, Designer, Fiber Artist, Furniture Maker, Glass Artist, Glass Blower

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Tasks

  • Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, or machinery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend craft shows to market products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select materials for use based on strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size, malleability and other characteristics. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply finishes to objects being crafted. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with customers to assess customer needs or obtain feedback. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create prototypes or models of objects to be crafted. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sketch or draw objects to be crafted. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop product packaging, display, and pricing strategies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research craft trends, venues, and customer buying patterns to inspire designs and marketing strategies. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air brushes — Artists' air brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air cleaners — Dust collectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors — Electric air compressors; Gas-powered air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Angle gauge — Digital angle gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Angle measuring instrument — Degree gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anvils — Bench anvils See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Applicator brushes — Flux brushes; Glue brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Artist knives — Encaustic scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine — Polishing bench lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bastard cut file — Bastard hand files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt and disc sander — Belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench scales — Digital scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Bench pins; Workbench vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bending machines — Steam bending tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blade sharpener — Tool sharpeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Butane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bobbins or bobbin holders — Thread bobbins See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boring machines — Line boring machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Burnisher — Burnishing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • C clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Digital calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calligraphy pens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Candlemaking accessories — Wick setters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Candlemaking forms — Candle molds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carving tools — Carving knives; Carving mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clay or modeling tools — Ceramic loop tools; Clay cutters; Slab rollers; Tile presses (see all 23 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Combination pliers — Half-round pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial use molds — Soap molds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coping saw — Coping saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Corner clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crochet hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cross and straight pein hammer — Chasing hammers; Jewelers' planishing hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutting die — Disc cutter dies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Flush cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic clothing irons — Steam irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dovetail machine — Dovetail jigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dressmakers ruler — Sewing rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Benchtop drill presses; Floor mount drill presses; Mini drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drum sander — Drum sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drying cabinets or ovens — Drying cabinets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dye sublimination printers — Image sublimation printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Hearing protection plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Edge bander — Edge banding machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrolytic bath machine — Electroplating machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Extruders for modeling materials — Handheld clay extruders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fabric frame — Quilting frames See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fabric or cloth folding machines — Bias tape machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Facial shields — Face shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Felting machines — Feltmaking machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor looms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas burners — Bunsen burners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glass blowing instrument — Bead shaping molds; Blowhoses; Push and blow tubes; Stainless steel mandrels (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glass cutters — Glass cutting shears; Glass rod nippers; Spring-loaded tubing cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grinding machines — Ball mills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Half round file — Half-round hand files; Half-round needle files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Bush hammers; Riveting hammers; Texturing hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand looms — Inkle looms; Lap looms; Small hand looms; Tapestry looms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Digital thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns — Electric heat guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Height gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Allen wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Hold-down clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hose or pipe clamps — Pipe clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrometers — Digital hydrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Color inkjet printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jewellers pliers — Jewelers' chain-nose pliers; Jewelers' crimper pliers; Jewelers' solder cutting pliers; Jewelers' wire looping pliers (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jewelry mandrels — Ring mandrels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jigsaw — Jigsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Kiln accessories for firing ceramics — Kiln oxygen probes; Kiln ventilation hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Kiln furniture — Ceramic bead bars; Kiln carts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Kilns for firing ceramics — Electric kilns; Gas kilns; Pottery kilns; Raku kilns (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lapping machine — Reciprocating lapping machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Laser levels; Precision levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lighters — Torch igniters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Loupes — Jewelers' loupes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders — Credit card machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets — Dead blow mallets; Rawhide mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Dust masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mechanical or ultrasonic metal cleaner — Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mini pliers — Bail shaping pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Miter saw — Chop saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters — Moisture monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint brushes — Artists' paint brushes; Stencil brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint sprayers — Paint spray guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Palette knives — Artists' palette knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Palettes for paint or ink mixing — Artists' palettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paper drilling machines — Paper drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photo print dryer — Flashdryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Thermofaxes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks — Soldering picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipettes for paint or dye mixing — Paint mixing pipettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planes — Bench planes; Hand planes; Smoothing planes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Pneumatic chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Polariscopes — Strain viewers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Potters wheels for hand made ceramics — Electric potters wheels; Kick wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power buffers — Buffing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless power drills; Diamond core drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Dressing wheels; Stone or metal grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power nail guns — Brad nailers; Pin nailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power planes — Planing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power routers — Heavy duty fixed base routers; Portable routers; Rabbeting routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Circular saws; Panel saws; Table saws; Tile saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power scissors — Disc cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power staple guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Printing presses — Manual production printing presses; Tabletop printing presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Heat resistant gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Center punches; Punch sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punching pliers — Hole-punching pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pyrometers — Digital pyrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rasps — Riffler rasps; Steel rasps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Remote reading thermometers — Non-contact thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Dust and particulate respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rotary paper or fabric cutter — Fabric cutters; Rotary cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Graphic arts rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sand blasting machine — Sandblasting guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saw guide — Miter gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sawing machines — Compound miter saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Handsaws; Jewelers' saws; Trim saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scrapers for paint application — Paint scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Double-ended etching scribes; Scoring knives; Scribing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scroll saw — Scroll saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Seam ripper — Seam rippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sewing machines — Machine quilters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sewing needles — Punch needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Tool sharpening stones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Silk screen arc lamps — Silk screen exposure units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Silk screen screens — Aluminum silkscreening screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Silk screen squeegees — Silk-screening squeegees See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Silk screen vacuum printing frames — Silk-screening roller frames See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spatulas — Encaustic spatulas; Flexible ink spatulas See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty brushes — Angled paint brushes; Round short handle brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirit burners — Alcohol lamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Engineers squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stamping dies or punches — Bead press machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stonemason chisel — Stone carving chisels; Stone carving knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Precision straightedges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • T squares — Layout T-squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Table looms — Rigid heddle looms; Tabletop looms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Templates — Design templates; Woodworking templates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tenoner or tenoning machine — Mortise and tenon jigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermal tape printers — Heat transfer printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermocouples — Theromcouples See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tile cutter — Tile cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Dipping tongs; Raku tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Triple beam balances — Triple beam scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tumblers or polishers — Finishing tumblers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tweezers — Cross-lock tweezers; Mashing tweezers; Solder tweezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Linoleum cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Viscosimeters — Digital viscosometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Warping machine — Warping mills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wet or dry combination vacuum cleaners — Shop vacuums See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire gauge — Jewelers' wire gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood burning tools — Woodburning tool sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels — Wood carving chisels; Wood carving skews See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood gouge — Wood carving gouges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood mannequins — Modeling stands See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wool comb — Wool combs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Yarn assembly winder — Conewinders See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — John Hesselberth and Ron Roy GlazeMaster See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — DRAWSTITCH Artistic Sewing Suite; Embroidery design software; Floriani MDQ My Decorative Quilter Quilting Design Software; Pattern design software (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Instant messaging software — Twitter See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Point of sale POS software — Sales management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook * 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

  • Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture. 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.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. 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 Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select materials or props. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor current trends. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Build models, patterns, or templates. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 82% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 52% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 42% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 42% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 55% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 39% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 33% responded “Extremely competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 33% responded “Every day.” 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 — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 33% 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.
  • Time Pressure — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 36% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 39% responded “Occasional contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 45% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
36   High school diploma or equivalent Help
18   Bachelor's degree
15   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ARE

  • 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.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $14.94 hourly, $31,080 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 11,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 3,000
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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Craft and Fine Artists external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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