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29-9011.00 - Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.

Sample of reported job titles: Certified Industrial Hygienist; Chief Safety Officer; Corporate Safety Director; Director Employee Safety and Health; Environmental Health and Safety Manager; Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Officer; Health and Safety Manager; Risk Control Consultant; Safety Consultant; Safety Specialist

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Tasks

  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with engineers or physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect samples of hazardous materials or arrange for sample collection. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct audits at hazardous waste sites or industrial sites or participate in hazardous waste site investigations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform laboratory analyses or physical inspections of samples to detect disease or to assess purity or cleanliness. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air pollutant samplers — Gravimetric dust samplers; Particle sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air samplers or collectors — Aerosol monitoring instruments; Air sampling impingers; Cascade impactors; Dry gas meters (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air sampling pumps — High-volume air sampling pumps; Low-volume air sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air velocity and temperature monitors — Air flow monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anemometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Audiometers or accessories — Audiometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Barometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical absorption gas analyzers — Chemical detection tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chromatographic detectors — Ultraviolet UV digital meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colorimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compressed air gun — Compressed air guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Decontamination shower — Emergency shower stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters — Dissolved oxygen monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dosimeters — Radiation monitoring instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eyewashers or eye wash stations — Emergency eye wash stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flame ionization analyzers — Flame ionization detectors FID See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Wet test meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gamma counters — Gamma radiation survey meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas chromatographs — Gas chromatographs GC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detector tubes — Benzene detector tubes; Charcoal absorption tubes; Sorbent tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Combustible gas meters; Gas leak testing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Geiger counters — Geiger-Muller counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Safety goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Handheld thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hazardous material protective apparel — Personal protective suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory flasks — Volumetric flasks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leak testing equipment — Smoke generating tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid leak detectors — Liquid leak testing equipment; Refrigerant leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Luxmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical tape measures — Medical measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters — Humidity measurement equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multi gas monitors — Multi-gas detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pasteur or transfer pipettes — Laboratory transfer pipettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peristaltic pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Pressure meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Psychrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories — Self-contained breathing apparatus See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rotameters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety shoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sample holders — Sample vials See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sampling syringes — Microliter syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Chlorine monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil testing kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrofluorimeters or fluorimeters — X ray fluorescence XRF lead testing analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Spirometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Toxicology test kits or supplies — Mold sampling equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbidimeters — Turbidity monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Vibration measurement equipment See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Compliance software — ESS Compliance Suite; Mannus Compliance: EHS; Primatech AUDITWorks See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Medgate Occupational Health and Safety Software; Microsoft Access; RAE Systems HazRAE; Safety Software OSHALOG 300 (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser 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.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information 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.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor the handling of hazardous materials or medical wastes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design public or employee health programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare healthcare training materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work environments to ensure safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test facilities for environmental hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Consult with others regarding safe or healthy equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop emergency procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 67% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 72% responded “More than 40 hours.” 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 — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 45% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 47% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 58% responded “Some freedom.” 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.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 61% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 52% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 39% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 39% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 30% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 39% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 33% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 52% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 41% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 38% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 59% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 58% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 31% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 47% responded “About half the time.” 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
64   Bachelor's degree
18   Master's degree
9   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IC

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $33.27 hourly, $69,210 annual
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Employment (2012) 63,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 21,300
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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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