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37-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

The occupation code you requested, 37-1012.01 (Lawn Service Managers), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 37-1012.00 (First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Field Manager, Golf Course Superintendent, Grounds Crew Supervisor, Grounds Foreman, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Grounds Manager, Grounds Supervisor, Groundskeeper Supervisor, Landscape Manager, Landscape Supervisor

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Tasks

  • Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions are followed, deadlines are met, and schedules are maintained. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct activities of workers who perform duties such as landscaping, cultivating lawns, or pruning trees and shrubs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate work activities with those of other departments or units. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Schedule work for crews, depending on work priorities, crew or equipment availability, or weather conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or perform mixing or application of fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or assist workers engaged in the maintenance or repair of equipment, such as power tools or motorized equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as authorizing leaves or processing time sheets. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Answer inquiries from current or prospective customers regarding methods, materials, or price ranges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inventory supplies of tools, equipment, or materials to ensure that sufficient supplies are available and items are in usable condition. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate work-related complaints to verify problems and to determine responses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform personnel-related activities, such as hiring workers, evaluating staff performance, or taking disciplinary actions when performance problems occur. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review contracts or work assignments to determine service, machine, or workforce requirements for jobs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare service estimates based on labor, material, and machine costs and maintain budgets for individual projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plant or maintain vegetation through activities such as mulching, fertilizing, watering, mowing, or pruning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Order the performance of corrective work when problems occur and recommend procedural changes to avoid such problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain required records, such as personnel information or project records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train workers in tasks such as transplanting or pruning trees or shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, or caring for turf. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare or maintain required records, such as work activity or personnel reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Negotiate with customers regarding fees for landscaping, lawn service, or groundskeeping work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify diseases or pests affecting landscaping and order appropriate treatments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend changes in working conditions or equipment use to increase crew efficiency. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with managers or landscape architects to develop plans or schedules for landscaping maintenance or improvement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Tour grounds, such as parks, botanical gardens, cemeteries, or golf courses, to inspect conditions of plants and soil. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design or supervise the installation of sprinkler systems, calculating water pressure, or valve and pipe coverage needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install or maintain landscaped areas, performing tasks such as removing snow, pouring cement curbs, or repairing sidewalks. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Agricultural tractors — Farm tractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Articulating boom lift — Bucket trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Axes — Pick axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes — Tractors with backhoe attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chain saw — Chainsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cultivators — Rototillers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutting machines — Brick cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Disks — Tractor disc attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Fertilizer spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flatbed trailers — Equipment trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forestry saws — Pruning saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Garden forks — Pitchforks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Graders or land levelers — Bed shapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Insecticide sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hedge clippers — Hedge trimmers; Weed whackers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoes — Gardening hoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawnmowers — Push mowers; Riding mowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Laser levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Light pickup trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring wheels for distance — Measuring wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mower parts or accessories — Tractor mowing decks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks — Mattocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planters — Seed distributors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power blowers — Leaf blowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power trimmers — String trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Pressure washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rakes — Landscape rakes; Leaf rakes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Gardening shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skid steer loaders — Skip loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Snowplow attachments — Snowplows See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spades — Garden spades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Herbicide sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum cleaners — Outdoor vacuums; Sidewalk sweepers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water sprinklers — Lawn sprinklers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheelbarrows See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Work order software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management 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.
  • Time accounting software — Payroll 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

  • 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. 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.
  • 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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 Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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 Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Document work hours or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise maintenance workers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove snow. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work to ensure standards are met. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish work standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inventory materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan employee work schedules. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine resource needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate work related complaints to determine corrective actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide information about landscaping services or costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate current or prospective maintenance employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 73% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 86% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 78% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 69% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 62% responded “Very high responsibility.” 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 — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 53% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 46% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 63% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 63% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 50% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 45% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 38% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 49% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 43% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 59% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 58% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 38% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 40% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 34% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 46% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 35% 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
35   Associate's degree
27   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ERC

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Median wages (2014) $20.75 hourly, $43,160 annual
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Employment (2012) 207,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 49,900
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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