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33-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

Sample of reported job titles: Captain, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Officer Captain, Correctional Officer Lieutenant, Correctional Officer Sergeant, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Sergeant, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Shift Supervisor

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Restrain, secure, or control offenders, using chemical agents, firearms, or other weapons of force as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Resolve problems between inmates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or perform searches of inmates or their quarters to locate contraband items. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Complete administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Carry injured offenders or employees to safety and provide emergency first aid when necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise activities such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up employee work schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop work or security procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Convey correctional officers' or inmates' complaints to superiors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Anti cut gloves — Cut resistant gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automobiles or cars — Passenger vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Body armour — Lower body armor; Upper body armor See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Closed circuit television CCTV system — Closed circuit television CCTV surveillance systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire alarm systems — Fire detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire blankets — Fire suppression blankets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Emergency fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flashlight — Law enforcement flashlights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas masks — Protective gas masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handcuffs — Metal handcuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handguns — Electroshock weapons; Law enforcement handguns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Minivans or vans — Prisoner transport vans 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.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Data collectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio frequency identification devices — Radio frequency identification RFID devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories — Air-supplying respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Riot batons — Expandable batons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Riot helmets — Riot protection helmets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Riot shields — Tactical riot shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety vests — Stab proof vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security cameras — Surveillance cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security metal detector — Handheld metal detectors; Walk-through metal detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security or access control systems — Security system control panels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torso and belt restraints — Prisoner transport belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Multipurpose knives See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — 3M Electronic Monitoring software; Guardian RFID Correction System software; Jail management software; Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer first aid. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Count prison inmates or personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write operational reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Use weapons or physical force to maintain security. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct operations of correctional facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate employee performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise inmate activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 74% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 25% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 74% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Physically Aggressive People — 62% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 55% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 57% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 78% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 50% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 44% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 64% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 44% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 61% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 47% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 50% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 38% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 54% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 40% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 43% 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 — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 40% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 25% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 29% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 53% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 36% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” 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
78   High school diploma or equivalent Help
11   Some college, no degree
7   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECR

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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) $27.87 hourly, $57,970 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 47,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 18,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

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

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