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29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

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Sample of reported job titles: Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing (DON), Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

Also see: Acute Care Nurses, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, Critical Care Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Tasks

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hand items to surgeons during operations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct specified laboratory tests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Engage in research activities related to nursing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — Bilimeters; Fetal monitors; Fetal scalp electrodes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Apnea monitors or accessories — Apnea monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arm traction supplies — Bucks traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial blood gas monitors or accessories — Arterial blood gas testing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial line catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Audiometers or accessories — Audiometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Defibrillators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autotransfusion units — Autotransfusion systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges — Centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood collection needle — Blood collection needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood warming or transfusion systems — Blood warming equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Breathing circuit bags — Bag-valve masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Canes or cane accessories — Canes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Cardiac monitor electrodes; Cardiac monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac pacemaker generator or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker CRT-P — Pacemakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR protective shields or masks — One-way valve protective shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cervical collars or neck braces — Cervical collars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clinical hydraulic lifts or accessories — Mechanical lift devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clinical incubators or infant warmers — Infant warmers; Isolettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clinical trapeze bars — Overhead clinical trapezes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colposcopes or vaginoscopes or accessories — Colposcopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Continuous passive motion CPM devices or accessories — Continuous passive motion CPM machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crutches or crutch accessories — Crutches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets — Angiocaths; Pulmonary artery catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessories — Telemetry units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic blood pressure units — Electronic blood pressure monitors; Manual blood pressure monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic encyclopedias — Medical encyclopedias See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Electrosurgical devices; Grounding pads; Loop electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services head immobilizers — Head immobilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services torso immobilizers — Torso immobilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endoscopic or surgical light sources or accessories — Surgical lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endotracheal tubes — Endotracheal ET tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enema kits or accessories — Enema equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enteral feeding administration sets — Continuous enteral feeding equipment; Intermittent enteral feeding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enteral feeding infusion pump tubing sets — Infusion pump enteral feeding tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidural anesthesia kit or tray — Epidural catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Extremity restraints — Limb restraints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eye charts or vision cards — Snellen eye charts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products — Colonoscopy equipment; Flexible sigmoidoscopes; Gastrointestinal GI endoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats — Curved hemostats; Hemostats; Straight hemostats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors or regulators or components — Oxygen flowmeters; Oxygen regulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy — Gait belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gastric decompression tubes — Levine tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glucose monitors or meters — Capillary glucose monitors; Glucose testing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand held doppler or accessories — Doppler pulse measurement devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand or finger traction supplies — Skin traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Head or neck traction supplies — Cervical traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heating or drying equipment or accessories — Swab dryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hemodialysis dialyzer reprocessing systems — Photopheresis systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hypodermic needle — Intramuscular needles; Subcutaneous hypodermic needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infusion pump kits or accessories — Epidural pumps; Insulin pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines — Ventilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intraaortic balloon pump and accessories — Intra-aortic balloon pumps IABP See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units or accessories — Intracranial pressure monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors — Infusion control devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous or arterial extension tubing — Intravenous IV tubing See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous or arterial tubing adapters or connectors or locks or caps or protectors — Heparin locks; Peripheral intravenous IV locks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous syringe infusion pumps — Intravenous syringe pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intubation stylets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lancets — Heelstick blood sampling equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lap mayo trays or mayo stands for surgical use or accessories — Mayo trays See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laryngoscopes or accessories — Laryngoscope blades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leg traction supplies — Balanced suspension traction equipment; Russell's traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Long term continuous electrocardiography EKG or holter monitoring systems — Computerized electrocardiography EKG and hemodynamic monitoring systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lower extremity prosthetic devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual resuscitators — Manual resuscitation bags; Manually operated oxygen supply resuscitators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen tanks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical head hoods — Oxyhoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical incision drains — Hemovac drains; Jackson-Pratt drains See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical nasal cannulae — Nasal cannulas See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts — Non-rebreather masks; Partial masks; Ventimasks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staple or clip removers — Staple removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical suction or vacuum appliances — Nasal suctioning equipment; Oral suctioning equipment; Suction equipment; Tracheal suctioning equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical suction sets or kits — Pleuravacs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical syringe without needle — Syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical tuning forks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medication or pill dispensers or accessories — Automated medicine dispensing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multiparameter vital sign unit or accessories — Transport cardiac monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nasogastric tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nebulizer or accessories — Nebulizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Non invasive bi level machines — Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines — Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP ventilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Otoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthopedic splint systems — Splints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthopedic traction hardware or weights — Traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient bed or table scales for general use — Bed scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient care beds or accessories for general use — Hospital beds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps — Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient lifts or accessories — Patient lifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient motion sensors or alarms or accessories — Infant security sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pelvis or back traction supplies — Pelvic traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Perfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors or accessories — Venous Oxygen Saturation SVO2 monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use — Double lumen catheters; Peripheral angiocaths; Single lumen catheters; Triple lumen catheters (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers — Pocket personal computers PC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phacoemulsification or extrusion equipment or accessories for ophthalmic surgery — Phaco apparatus; Phaco consoles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phlebotomy trays or accessories — Vacutainer sleeves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio frequency transmitters or receivers — Telemedicine equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflex hammers or mallets — Percussion hammers; Reflex hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiratory aspirator products or accessories — Meconium aspirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiratory humidifiers or vaporizers — T-pieces with aerosol See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiratory manometer kits — Manometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Restraint straps or buckles or accessories or supplies — Leather restraints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Restraint vests and jackets — Vest restraints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sexual assault determination kits — Rape kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spill kits — Chemotherapy spill kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spine boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Incentive spirometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sputum collection apparatus or containers — Lukens traps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Autoclaves; Flash sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Occlusion clamps; Surgical clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical drapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical needle holders for general use — Suture needleholders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical retractors for general use — Retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Scalpels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical suction machines or vacuum extractors or ultrasonic surgical aspirators or regulators or accessories — Vacuum extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture removal kits or trays or packs or sets — Suture removal kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes — Cooling blankets; Hyper/hypothermia blankets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs — Aqua K pads See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tourniquets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracheostomy accessories — Tracheostomy collars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units — Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tuberculin syringes — Tuberculosis TB skin test equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps — Phototherapy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Umbilical catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Upper extremity prosthetic devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinalysis analyzers — Urine analysis equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinalysis test strips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinary catheterization kit — Urinary catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urological procedure trays or packs or kits — Bladder irrigation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes; Vacutainer tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vaginal exam specula — Pelvic specula See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vascular or compression apparel or support — Anti-embolism elastic stockings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vascular sequential compression devices or tubing — Sequential compression devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ventricular assist devices — Ventricular assist devices VAD See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vision testing stereoscopes — Titmus vision screeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Walkers or rollators — Walkers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Per-Se Technologies ORSOS One-Call See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Categorization or classification software — Diagnostic and procedural coding software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — IDX Systems software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — Drug guide software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — MEDITECH software; Misys Healthcare Systems software; QuadraMed Affinity Healthcare Information System; Siemens SIENET Sky (see all 14 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Kronos Workforce Timekeeper See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • 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.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. 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.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. 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

  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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 and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Record patient medical histories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Diagnose medical conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat medical emergencies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain medical facility records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Immunize patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design public or employee health programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise patient care personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage healthcare operations. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Telephone — 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.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 97% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 89% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 86% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 82% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 74% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 63% responded “Very important results.” 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 — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 55% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 58% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 50% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 66% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 57% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 40% responded “Very high responsibility.” 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.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 37% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 47% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 36% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 34% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 29% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 33% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 43% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 29% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
66   Associate's degree
23   Bachelor's degree
11   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SIC

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $32.04 hourly, $66,640 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 2,712,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 1,052,600
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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