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37-3013.00 - Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

Sample of reported job titles: Arborist, Ground Worker, Groundsman, Line Clearance Foreman, Plant Health Care Technician, Tree Care Foreman, Tree Climber, Tree Trimmer

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Tasks

  • Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed by tree surgeons. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes or block and tackle. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cable, brace, tie, bolt, stake, and guy trees and branches to provide support. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes or other tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide information to the public regarding trees, such as advice on tree care. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove broken limbs from wires, using hooked extension poles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim jagged stumps, using saws or pruning shears. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Transplant and remove trees and shrubs, and prepare trees for moving. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Spray trees to treat diseased or unhealthy trees, including mixing chemicals and calibrating spray equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and develop budgets for tree work, and estimate the monetary value of trees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Water, root-feed, and fertilize trees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply tar or other protective substances to cut surfaces to seal surfaces, and to protect them from fungi and insects. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Aerial working platform truck — Boom trucks; Bucket trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Augers — Agricultural augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Axes — Limbing axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes — Loader backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Rope blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks — Brush trucks; Chipper trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Facial shields — Protective masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flatbed trailers — Cargo trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Front end loaders — Wheeled front-end loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Garden chainsaw — Tree trimming chainsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Garden shredder — Chipper shredders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grab hooks — Climbing hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Handheld sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hedge clippers — Long-handled clippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Pole ladders; Tripod ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Truck-mounted lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Work trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lopper — Loppers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mixers or agitators — Chemical mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket knives — Pruning knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Brush chippers; Stump chippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Cordless power saws; Hydraulic stick saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power trimmers — Gas hedge trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Work gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pruning saw — Pole pruners; Pole saws; Tree pruning saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Root cutter — Root pruners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots — Non-slip boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Tree climbing saddles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety helmets — Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety shoes — Tree climbing spikes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Secateurs or pruning shears — Bypass pruners; Hand pruners; Hydraulic pruners; Power pruners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Garden shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil probe — Soil sampling probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Hydraulic chemical sprayers; Mist sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Swivel carabiner — Swivel carabiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wedges — Felling wedges See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • 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.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Abilities

  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs. 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. 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.
  • 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.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Trim trees or other vegetation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise maintenance workers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or supplies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate grounds maintenance equipment. 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.
  • Remove debris from work sites. 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.
  • 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.
  • Install equipment to protect or support trees. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 97% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 94% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 82% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 80% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 64% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 67% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 48% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 56% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 60% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 54% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 45% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 44% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 66% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 40% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 43% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 45% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 36% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 53% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 51% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 34% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 37% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 34% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 42% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 34% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 35% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 27% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 34% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
46   High school diploma or equivalent Help
42   Less than high school diploma
7   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: R

  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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) $15.85 hourly, $32,960 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 53,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 23,200
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Top industries (2012)

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

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