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31-9096.00 - Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

Sample of reported job titles: Animal Care Provider, Animal Caregiver, Avian Keeper, Emergency Veterinary Assistant, Research Animal Attendant, Small Animal Caretaker, Technician Assistant, Veterinarian Assistant, Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant), Veterinary Technician Assistant (Vet Tech Assistant)

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Tasks

  • Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fill medication prescriptions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine animals to detect behavioral changes or clinical symptoms that could indicate illness or injury. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Educate or advise clients on animal health care, nutrition, or behavior problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect laboratory specimens, such as blood, urine, or feces for testing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions, such as diet lists or schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide emergency first aid to sick or injured animals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Exercise animals or provide them with companionship. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare examination or treatment rooms by stocking them with appropriate supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistance with euthanasia of animals or disposal of corpses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record information relating to animal genealogy, feeding schedules, appearance, behavior, or breeding. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform hygiene-related duties, such as clipping animals' claws or cleaning and polishing teeth. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform accounting duties, such as bookkeeping, billing customers for services, or maintaining inventories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sell pet food or supplies to customers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dust, spray, or bathe animals to control insect pests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer anesthetics during surgery and monitor the effects on animals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform enemas, catheterizations, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, or gavages. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write reports, maintain research information, or perform clerical duties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Groom, trim, or clip animals' coats. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Animal catching devices — Animal restraints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal shearing or clipping equipment — Animal razors; Electric animal clippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal weighing scales — Electronic animal scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bandage scissors or its supplies — Bandage scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bar code reader equipment — Microchip readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Optical compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood collection syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical or gas sterilizers — Chemical sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clothes dryers — Commercial dryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks — Veterinary immersion hydrotherapy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas anesthesia apparatus — Veterinary anesthesia machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters — Handheld refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hematology analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV administration sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Label making machines — Label printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory beakers — Glass beakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory forceps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laundry type washing machines — Commercial washing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS — Retriever PACS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes — Lead aprons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological shielding gloves — Lead gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray darkroom equipment or supplies — X ray film processors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray film or cassette — X ray cassettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use — Digital veterinary x ray equipment; Stationary veterinary x ray equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcentrifuges — Microhematocrit centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microscope slides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multipurpose or general test tubes — General purpose laboratory test tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Muzzles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Bite gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specimen collection container — Specimen collection containers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam autoclaves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture removers — Suture scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet counters — Pill counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tourniquets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinalysis analyzers — Urine analysis equipment; Urinometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary blood pressure testers — Veterinary blood pressure cuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary clinical thermometers — Digital veterinary thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories — Balling guns; Injection syringes; Veterinary vaccination syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary nail trimmers or cutters — Animal nail clippers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Label making software — Labeling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — IDEXX Laboratories IDEXX Cornerstone; McAllister Software Systems AVImark; Practice management software PMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.
  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing 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.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean medical equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Control prescription refills or authorizations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patients to detect health problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Give medications or immunizations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist patients with daily activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Feed patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Process medical billing information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Stock medical or patient care supplies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 95% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 75% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 61% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 59% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 66% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 39% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 47% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 58% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 48% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 37% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 40% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 38% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 43% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Radiation — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 31% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 29% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 37% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 27% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 27% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 43% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 32% responded “Continually or almost continually.” 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
34   High school diploma or equivalent Help
33   Associate's degree
14   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RSI

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $11.44 hourly, $23,790 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 75,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 21,300
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Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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