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39-4031.00 - Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

Sample of reported job titles: Funeral Arranger, Funeral Arrangment Director, Funeral Counselor, Funeral Director, Funeral Director / Embalmer, Funeral Location Manager, Funeral Pre-Need Consultant, Licensed Funeral Director, Mortician, Operations Manager

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

Tasks

  • Obtain information needed to complete legal documents, such as death certificates or burial permits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Oversee the preparation and care of the remains of people who have died. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate funerals, burials, or cremations, arranging details such as floral delivery or the time and place of services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform embalming duties as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for clergy members to perform needed services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Contact cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide information on funeral service options, products, or merchandise and maintain a casket display area. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Close caskets and lead funeral corteges to churches or burial sites. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform survivors of benefits for which they may be eligible. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Offer counsel and comfort to bereaved families or friends. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discuss and negotiate prearranged funerals with clients. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain financial records, order merchandise, or prepare accounts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide or arrange transportation between sites for the remains, mourners, pallbearers, clergy, or flowers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan placement of caskets at funeral sites or place or adjust lights, fixtures, or floral displays. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct preparations and shipment of bodies for out-of-state burial. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage funeral home operations, including the hiring, training, or supervision of embalmers, funeral attendants, or other staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean funeral home facilities and grounds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for pallbearers or inform pallbearers or honorary groups of their duties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Receive or usher people to their seats for services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in community activities for funeral home promotion or other purposes. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autopsy fluid collection vacuum aspirators or tubing — Nasal tube aspirators; Non-clogging post aspirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autopsy head rests — Head blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autopsy knives or blades — Bistoury knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autopsy saws — Stryker saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bandage scissors or its supplies — Lister bandage scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cadaver lifter or transfer devices — Casket lifters; Hydraulic body lifts; Mortuary lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Centrifugal pumps — Centrifugal force pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical pumps — Embalming fluid pumps; Embalming machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Embalming cavity injectors — Embalming bulb syringes; Embalming syringes; Gravity injectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Embalming injecting tubes — Curved arterial tubes; Hairpin injectors; Infant arterial tubes; Straight arterial tubes (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Embalming injector needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Embalming vein drainage tubes — Axillary drain tubes; Femoral drain tubes; Iliac drain tubes; Jugular drain tubes (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eyewashers or eye wash stations — Emergency eye wash stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Finger ring removers — Ring cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats — Angular forceps; Curved Kelly forceps; Thumb forceps; Tube occluding forceps (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Footwear covers — Protective shoe covers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Safety goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair care supplies — Barber scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hypodermic needle — Hypodermic needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Makeup kits — Blending brushes; Cosmetic brushes; Stippling brushes; Tinting brushes (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manicure implements — Cuticle scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical body bag — Body bags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves — Protective medical gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Protective medical face masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Morgue cabinet refrigerators — Refrigerated body storage cabinets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mortuary aspirators — Electric mortuary aspirators; Hydro-electric aspirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Operating room patient positioning devices or accessories — Arm and hand positioners; Body positioners; Head rests; Lower body positioners (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmic surgical knives or blades or scissors or accessories — Eye suture scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Postmortem incision clips — Calvarium clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Postmortem needles — Aneurysm needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective coveralls — Safety coveralls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety hoods — Protective hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam autoclaves; Trocar sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical needle holders for general use — Suture needle holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scissors — Iris scissors; Mayo scissors; Straight surgical scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical shave kits or prep razors or clippers — Surgical razors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical trocars for general use or accessories — Adult trocars; Infant trocars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture needles — Curved suture needles See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Custom Data Systems Sterling Enterprise Management Software; FPA Software MACCS; HMIS Advantage; Twin Tier Technologies MIMS (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — FuneralKiosk See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Corel WordPerfect software; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 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.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. 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.
  • 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

  • Clean work areas or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Gather information in order to provide services to clients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct funeral or mortuary activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Promote products, services, or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain financial or account records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss service options or needs with clients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Embalm corpses. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Usher patrons to seats or exits. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise service workers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide escort or transportation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handle caskets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange facility schedules. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform human resources activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train service staff. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange items for use or display. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Telephone — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 96% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 88% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 80% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 73% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 70% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 69% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 57% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 43% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 51% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 63% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 43% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 42% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 47% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 43% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 78% responded “Once a week or more but not 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 — 67% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 41% responded “Very serious.” 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 — 60% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 38% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 67% responded “About 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
51   Associate's degree
21   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help
17   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ESC

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $22.72 hourly, $47,250 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 24,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 7,900
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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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