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45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

Sample of reported job titles: Captain, Clam Digger, Commercial Crabber, Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Fishing Vessel Operator, Crew Member, Deckhand, Fisherman, Lobsterman, Menhaden Fishing Crew Member

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Tasks

  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pull and guide nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct fishing operations, and supervise fishing crew members. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Signal other workers to move, hoist, and position loads. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment such as fuel, netting, and cables. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hire qualified crew members, and assign their duties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan fishing operations, establishing the fish to be sought, the fishing location, the method of capture, and the duration of the trip. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand lookout for schools of fish, and for steering and engine-room watches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate rowboats, dinghies, or skiffs to transport fishers, divers, or sponge hookers or to tow and position fishing equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sell catches by contacting and negotiating with buyers or by sending catches to fish auctions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Club or gaff large fish to enable hauling them into fishing vessel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to ensure that crew members receive their prearranged portions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities such as dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather and sea conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate costs of operations and plan fishing season budgets accordingly. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in wildlife management, disease control, and research activities. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Anchor lines — Anchor chains; Anchors; Chain stoppers; Mooring lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor retrievers — Anchor release hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor rollers — Electric windlasses; Hand capstans; Hydraulic capstans; Hydraulic windlasses (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Longline blocks; Snatch blocks; Trolling blocks; Wood shell blocks (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boathooks — Boat hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chest freezers — Bait freezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clock timers — Hook timers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fish hooks — Commercial fish or shark hooks; Dehookers; Gaffs; Harpoons (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing floats — Acorn buoys; Bullet buoys; Radio buoys; Toggles (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing line tackle — Float lines; Jigs; Thimbles; Trotlines (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing nets — Dip nets; Gill nets; Trammel nets; Triplex trawls (see all 23 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing reels — Downriggers; Electric bottom-fishing reels; Longline haulers; Longline spools (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial sinkers or weights — Commercial fishing line sinkers; Planers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Bilge pumping systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dinghies — Fishing dinghies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diving instruments or accessories — Scuba diving equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dredgers — Fishing dredges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic charts or maps or atlases — MaxSea PLOT 2D/3D software See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic counters — Hook counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Marine first aid equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Farmers own file — Hook files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Marine fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing boats — Gillnetters; Large decked fishing vessels; Trollers; Undecked fishing vessels (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing lures — Fish magnets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing net haulers — Line haulers; Net haulers; Pot haulers; Shrimp winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing rods — Fishing poles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Distress flares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats — Marine hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Gypsy hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic hand crimp tool — Hand crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated or flotation suits — Immersion suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knife blades — Fixed blade knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life rings — Life throw rings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life vests or preservers — Fishing life preservers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifeboats or liferafts — Commercial fishing vessel lifeboats; Inflatable life rafts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine craft communications systems — Satellite radios; Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine fenders — Foam-filled marine fenders; Pneumatic marine fenders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine rudders — Drogues See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine signaling systems — Distress flags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers — Fishing pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pisciculture supplies — Fish transfer pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Net cleaning machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pull spring balances — Digital spring balance scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radar reflectors — Marine radar reflectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Marine radar navigation systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio navigation instruments — Emergency position-indicating radio beacons; Radio direction finders RDF See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational rowboats — Fishing rowboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Half-face respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Restraint vests and jackets — Safety vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sextants — Marine sextants See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Fishing scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Ice shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sonars — Fathometer sonar equipment; Fish finders; Multibeam sonar equipment; Searchlight sonars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting traps — Crab pots; Eel traps; Trap harnesses; Weir traps (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Strobe or warning lights — Strobe lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tag guns — Fish tag guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Crab tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trawlers — Seiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Fishing utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Deck winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Wire rope cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Bench-mounted crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Workshop cranes — Knuckle-boom cranes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Catchlog Trading Catchlog; OLRAC Electronic Logbook Software Solution See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — MaxSea COMMANDER software; P-Sea WindPlot software; Signet Nobeltec Catch See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Route navigation software — MaxSea Time Zero Navigator NOAA See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.

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Work Activities

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Capture or kill animals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Navigate water vessels. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat animal injuries or illnesses. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position animal trapping or capture equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sell agricultural products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hire farming, fishing or forestry workers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan trapping or hunting activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attach equipment extensions or accessories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor financial activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Promote agricultural or hunting activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 97% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 87% 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 — 67% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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 — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 57% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 38% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 51% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 36% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 51% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 48% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 37% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 42% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 48% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 42% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 44% 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.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 42% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 36% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 31% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 28% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” 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.
  • Work Schedules — 54% responded “Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 27% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 30% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 28% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 37% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
50   Less than high school diploma
25   High school diploma or equivalent Help
10   Post-secondary certificate Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

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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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $16.95 hourly, $35,250 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 31,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 6,300
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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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