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47-1011.03 - Solar Energy Installation Managers

Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

Sample of reported job titles: Branch Operations Manager, Crew Lead, Crew Leader, Foreman, Installation Manager, Installation Technician, Residential Field Manager, Solar Energy Installation Manager, Solar Installation Manager, Solar Installation Supervisor

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

Tasks

  • Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and coordinate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar and solar thermal systems to ensure conformance to codes. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure projects conform to plans, specifications, schedules, or budgets. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess potential solar installation sites to determine feasibility and design requirements. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide technical assistance to installers, technicians, or other solar professionals in areas such as solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify means to reduce costs, minimize risks, or increase efficiency of solar installation projects. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate or schedule building inspections for solar installation projects. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform start-up of systems for testing or customer implementation. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component levels. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate subcontractors or subcontractor bids for quality, cost, and reliability. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Visit customer sites to determine solar system needs, requirements, or specifications. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop and maintain system architecture, including all piping, instrumentation, or process flow diagrams. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Purchase or rent equipment for solar energy system installation. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Acetylene torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns — Caulking equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Video probe systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill bit set — Drill bit sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Front end loaders — Utility work machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Geological compasses — Directional compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters — Digital refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws — Hole cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Torpedo levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers; Vise grip pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Filter masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Minivans or vans — Work vans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters — Volt-ohm meters VOM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Tubing cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches — Large pipe wrenches; Medium pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pitch measuring instruments — Inclinometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Solar analysis systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Positive displacement pumps — Charging pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills; Impact drills; Right-angle drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Jig saws; Reciprocating saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Small pry bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Round file — Rat tail files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Solar radiation surface observing apparatus — Solarimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stud finders — Stud locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Steel measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Theodolites — Total stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading taps — Pipe taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube bending machine — Tubing benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Pair of dykes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Crimping lugs See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Minitab software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Prolog See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — Mapping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network conferencing software — Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS 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 — Cost estimating software; Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Systems software 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

  • 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.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 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.
  • 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.
  • 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.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Direct construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create construction or installation diagrams. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate construction project costs. 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.
  • Coordinate construction project activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test green technology installations to verify performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess locations for potential green technology installations. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 86% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 32% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 31% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 14% 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 — 31% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 70% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 51% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 38% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 37% responded “High responsibility.” 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.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 35% 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 — 16% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 22% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 46% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 35% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 25% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 36% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 27% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 29% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 28% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 34% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 29% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 36% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 39% responded “Less than 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
36   Post-secondary certificate Help
20   Some college, no degree
16   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ER

  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
Employment data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
Industry data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

Median wages (2014) $29.32 hourly, $60,990 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
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
State trends Employment Trends
 
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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Job Openings on the Web

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