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47-2021.00 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

Sample of reported job titles: Block Layer, Block Mason, Brick and Block Mason, Brick Layer, Brick Mason, Bricklayer, Brickmason, Concrete Finisher, Mason, Tender

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

Tasks

  • Remove excess mortar with trowels and hand tools, and finish mortar joints with jointing tools, for a sealed, uniform appearance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct corners by fastening in plumb position a corner pole or building a corner pyramid of bricks, and filling in between the corners using a line from corner to corner to guide each course, or layer, of brick. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs and levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Break or cut bricks, tiles, or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, or power saw. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate the materials required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fasten or fuse brick or other building material to structure with wire clamps, anchor holes, torch, or cement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lay and align bricks, blocks, or tiles to build or repair structures or high temperature equipment, such as cupola, kilns, ovens, or furnaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form refractory mixtures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean working surface to remove scale, dust, soot, or chips of brick and mortar, using broom, wire brush, or scraper. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply and smooth mortar or other mixture over work surface. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine brickwork or structure to determine need for repair. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove burned or damaged brick or mortar, using sledgehammer, crowbar, chipping gun, or chisel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Spray or spread refractory material over brickwork to protect against deterioration. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Abrasive stones — Rubbing stones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • 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.
  • Angle grinder — Angle grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment; Chain blocks; Rope and pulley systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Cutting torches; Propane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bolt cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • C clamps 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 — Brick bolsters; Brick sets; Pitching chisels; Tile chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete spreaders — Screeds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete vibrators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutting machines — Power joint cutters; Stone splitters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Edgers — Groovers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grouting pump — Grout pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Bush hammers; Carpenters' hammers; Striking tools; Tile hammers (see all 7 examples) 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.
  • Hoes — Mortar hoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Hoisting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Hydraulic jacks; Screw jacks 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 — Laser levels; Masonry levels; Water levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Outriggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Bosun chairs; Swing stages; Work cages See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Dust masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pallet trucks — Pallet jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plaster or mortar mixers — Cement mixers; Mixing drills; Mortar mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Jackhammers; Pneumatic chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Pneumatic chipping guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Hammer drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Circular saws; Jig saws; Masonry saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Power washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Crowbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Brick spacing rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shoring equipment — Bracing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Round point shovels; Square point shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skid steer loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Portable welding machines; Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Precision squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stonemason hammer — Brick hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Brick tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torque wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tower cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Adhesive trowels; Pointing trowels; Power trowels; Sled runner jointers (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Electric winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Masonry brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Wire snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Workshop cranes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Analytical or scientific software — Construction Management Software ProEst See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — RISA Technologies RISA-3D See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — CPR Visual Estimator; Daystar iStructural.com; Estimating software; Tradesman's Software Master Estimator 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

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

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Abilities

  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply mortar. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install masonry materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Align masonry materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 98% 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 — 95% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 86% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 84% responded “Continually or almost continually.” 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 — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 82% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 52% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 33% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 61% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 79% 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 — 27% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 51% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 72% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 53% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 37% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 38% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 28% responded “Very little freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 58% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 32% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 34% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 27% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 26% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 25% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
58   Less than high school diploma
26   High school diploma or equivalent Help
11   Some college, no degree

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $22.91 hourly, $47,650 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 71,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 32,800
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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