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45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

Sample of reported job titles: Conservation Officer, Crew Leader, Field Laborer, Foreman, Forest Resource Specialist, Forestry Support Specialist, Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator), Park Maintainer, Reforestation Worker, Tree Planter

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Tasks

  • Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other workers to discuss issues such as safety, cutting heights, or work needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Gather, package, or deliver forest products to buyers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sow or harvest cover crops, such as alfalfa. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Spray or inject vegetation with insecticides to kill insects or to protect against disease or with herbicides to reduce competing vegetation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain tallies of trees examined and counted during tree marking or measuring efforts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify diseased or undesirable trees and remove them, using power saws or hand saws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drag cut trees from cutting areas and load trees onto trucks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sort tree seedlings, discarding substandard seedlings, according to standard charts or verbal instructions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate skidders, bulldozers, or other prime movers to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Explain or enforce regulations regarding camping, vehicle use, fires, use of buildings, or sanitation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform fire protection or suppression duties, such as constructing fire breaks or disposing of brush. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine and grade trees according to standard charts and staple color-coded grade tags to limbs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Erect signs or fences, using posthole diggers, shovels, or other hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fight forest fires or perform prescribed burning tasks under the direction of fire suppression officers or forestry technicians. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistance to forest survey crews by clearing site-lines, holding measuring tools, or setting stakes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select or cut trees according to markings or sizes, types, or grades. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Agricultural tractors — Multipurpose tractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dibblers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Distance meters — Electronic measuring devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Earthmoving shovels — Fire plows See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire or rescue trucks — Fire trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forestry saws — Epicormic knives; Pruning saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Geological compasses — Directional compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Geodetic ground global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Spray guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Harvesters — Harvesting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Portable ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawnmowers — Riding mowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mowers — Brush hogs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks — Mattocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planters — Planting drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Portable data collectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Chain saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational motorboats — Motorboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Secateurs or pruning shears — Loppers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Backpack sprayers; Herbicide sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Weeders — Weedeaters See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; Geographic information system GIS software; Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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

  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Record agricultural or forestry inventory data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate forestry equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut trees or logs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine forestry techniques or methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on farming or forestry operations, regulations, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs. 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.
  • Apply chemical solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plant crops, trees, or other plants. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Harvest agricultural products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Build agricultural structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform forest firefighting activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 74% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 57% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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.
  • Deal With External Customers — 48% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 47% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 51% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 68% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 42% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 42% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 44% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 46% responded “Extremely important.” 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 — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 39% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 48% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 27% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 44% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 43% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 75% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 41% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 27% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 31% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 33% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 41% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 54% 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
Not available Bachelor's degree
Not available Associate's degree
Not available Some college, no degree

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

Engineering — Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Life Sciences — Forest Sciences and Biology; Forestry; Natural Resources and Conservation, Other; Natural Resources Management and Policy; Natural Resources/Conservation, General; Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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) $13.06 hourly, $27,160 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 11,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 2,300
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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