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47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Sample of reported job titles: Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, Construction Supervisor, Field Supervisor, Foreman, Job Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Site Superintendent, Superintendent, Supervisor

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Tasks

  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers — Insulated adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters — Clamp-on meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chalk lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Steel chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete mixers or plants — Concrete mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete spreaders — Screeds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Detonator box — Blasting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Detonators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras 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.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fish tape — Fish tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flatbed trailers — Flatbed truck trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floats — Concrete floats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Gas-powered generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Acetylene welding equipment; Oxyfuel gas welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glass cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Safety goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Allen wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Glass holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hygrometers — Humidity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated screwdriver — Insulated screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Kettle exchangers — Fuel-burning kettles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Bubble levels; Precision levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Glass lifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid leak detectors — Refrigerant leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lockout devices — Power lockouts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Aerial personnel lifts; Manlifts; Swing stages See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring rods — Surveying rods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal markers or holders — Marking gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters — Megohm meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pallet trucks — Pallet jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending tools — Pipe benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planing machines — Planers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plaster or mortar mixers — Mortar mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power buffers — Power polishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power nail guns — Power nailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Band saws; Saber saws; Table saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Pressure meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Power washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Glass gloves; Safety gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Crowbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Refrigerant compressors — Refrigerant reclamation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety harnesses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Flat head screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Scoring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Arc welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skid steer loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Combination squares; Layout squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stamping dies or punches — Hydraulic knock-out punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suction cups — Vacuum cups See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surface thermometers — Analog temperature analyzers; Digital temperature analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Theodolites See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading dies — Pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Glass tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track excavators — Tracked excavators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Brick trowels; Pointing trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wattmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel bulldozers — Wheeled bulldozers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire drawing machine — Wire pulling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Hydraulic crimping tools; Wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wireline grabs — Slickline fishing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — FranklinCovey TabletPlanner; Scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Intuit QuickBase; Mi-Co Mi-Forms Client; Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — HCSS HeavyJob; Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Portfolio Project Management See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video conferencing software — Microsoft NetMeeting See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 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.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Direct construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or environmental data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure work site dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate construction project labor requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor construction operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate construction project activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 85% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 72% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 73% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 69% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 71% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 61% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 54% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 46% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 56% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 46% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 50% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 39% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 40% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 34% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 41% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 42% 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 — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 34% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 28% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 25% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 24% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 31% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” 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
39   High school diploma or equivalent Help
33   Some college, no degree
21   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Interests

Interest code: ERC

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $29.32 hourly, $60,990 annual
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Employment (2012) 546,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 187,100
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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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