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33-3012.00 - Correctional Officers and Jailers

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Sample of reported job titles: Booking Officer, Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Officer (CO), Deputy Jailer, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Jailer, Jailor, Public Safety Officer

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Tasks

  • Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor conduct of prisoners in housing unit, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Search prisoners and vehicles and conduct shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect mail for the presence of contraband. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Guard facility entrances to screen visitors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Process or book convicted individuals into prison. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Settle disputes between inmates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct fire, safety, and sanitation inspections. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in required job training. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Take prisoners into custody and escort to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, or airport. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive passenger vehicles and trucks used to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals, and work sites. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use nondisciplinary tools and equipment such as a computer. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate crimes that have occurred within an institution, or assist police in their investigations of crimes and inmates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange daily schedules for prisoners including library visits, work assignments, family visits, and counseling appointments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Search for and recapture escapees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sponsor inmate recreational activities such as newspapers and self-help groups. 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.
  • Body armour — Lower body armor; Upper body armor See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Hearing protection plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Extremity restraints — Leg irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire breathing apparatus — Firefighting respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Emergency fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire hoses or nozzles — Emergency fire hoses 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.
  • Military rifles — Law enforcement rifles 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.
  • Police or security shotguns — Law enforcement shotguns 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 glasses — Protective safety glasses 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.
  • 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.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base management system software — Corrections housing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • 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.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser 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.
  • 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.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. 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 Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. 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.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 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.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Inspect cargo to identify potential hazards. 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.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Use weapons or physical force to maintain security. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors. 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.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guard facilities. 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.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training to learn new skills or update knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness. 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

  • Contact With Others — 85% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 83% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 77% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 79% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 85% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Physically Aggressive People — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 61% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 68% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 51% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 48% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 42% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 52% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 53% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 54% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 36% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 47% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 28% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 38% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 28% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 34% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 45% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 29% responded “More than half the time.” 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 — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 37% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
57   High school diploma or equivalent Help
22   Some college, no degree
15   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: REC

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $19.12 hourly, $39,780 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 453,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 142,400
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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Correctional Officers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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