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33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Sample of reported job titles: Chief of Police, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, Patrol Sergeant, Police Captain, Police Chief, Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant, Police Shift Commander, Sergeant

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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

  • Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train staff in proper police work procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, implement and revise departmental policies and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Requisition and issue equipment and supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct release or transfer of prisoners. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Alcohol analysers — Breathalyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binoculars — Surveillance binoculars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biometric identification equipment — Fingerprint scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Body armour — Body armor See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bullet proof vests — Bulletproof vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — First aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fingerprint equipment — Suspect fingerprinting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fingerprint latent print kits — Fingerprint evidence kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Multipurpose fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Road flares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Pepper spray See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handcuffs — Metal handcuffs; Plastic handcuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handguns — Semiautomatic handguns; Semiautomatic pistols; Service revolvers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hazardous material protective apparel — Biohazard suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Filter masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring wheels for distance — Distance measuring wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Military rifles — Police rifles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Narcotic test kits — Drug testing kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Night sticks — Nightsticks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers; Mobile data computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Police or security shotguns — Police shotguns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Police vehicles — Police motorcycles; Police patrol cars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Radar speed readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio frequency scanners — Radio scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Riot batons — Side-handle batons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Riot shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter — Noise meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Still cameras — 35 millimeter cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surveillance video or audio recorders — Audio recording equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Crime scene tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teletype input devices — Teletype terminals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Traffic signals — Remote traffic signal controllers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Base station radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Weapon or explosives detectors and supplies — Explosive detectors 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.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS; National Crime Information Center NCIC database; National Integrated Ballistics Information Network NIBIN *; Spillman Technologies Records Management (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Computer aided composite drawing software; DesignWare 3D EyeWitness; SmartDraw.com SmartDraw Legal; The CAD Zone The Crime Zone See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — Crime mapping software 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 — Corel WordPerfect software; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare investigation or incident reports. 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.
  • Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apprehend criminal suspects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Detain suspects or witnesses. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct criminal investigations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform others about laws or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations. 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.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to share information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with outside groups to develop programs or projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct law enforcement activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Telephone — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 77% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 72% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 77% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 85% 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.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 62% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 61% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 54% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 47% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 46% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 60% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 45% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 40% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 57% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 60% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Physically Aggressive People — 40% responded “Every day.” 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.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 31% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 30% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 37% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 33% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” 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
27   Associate's degree
23   Bachelor's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ESC

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

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Work Styles

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

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. 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) $38.91 hourly, $80,930 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 104,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 35,700
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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