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47-2081.00 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

Sample of reported job titles: Ceiling Installer, Dry Wall Installer, Drywall Finisher, Drywall Hanger, Drywall Mechanic, Exterior Interior Specialist, Metal Framer, Metal Stud Framer, Sheetrock Hanger, Sheetrock Installer

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Tasks

  • Measure and mark surfaces to lay out work, according to blueprints or drawings, using tape measures, straightedges or squares, and marking devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hang dry lines to wall moldings to guide positioning of main runners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure and cut openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures, using keyhole saws or other cutting tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hang drywall panels on metal frameworks of walls and ceilings in offices, schools, or other large buildings, using lifts or hoists to adjust panel heights when necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble or install metal framing or decorative trim for windows, doorways, or vents. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate work with drywall finishers who cover the seams between drywall panels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim rough edges from wallboard to maintain even joints, using knives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut and screw together metal channels to make floor or ceiling frames, according to plans for the location of rooms or hallways. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect furrings, mechanical mountings, or masonry surfaces for plumbness and level, using spirit or water levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut fixture or border tiles to size, using keyhole saws, and insert them into surrounding frameworks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut metal or wood framing and trim to size, using cutting tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install horizontal and vertical metal or wooden studs to frames so that wallboard can be attached to interior walls. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Scribe and cut edges of tile to fit walls where wall molding is not specified. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fasten metal or rockboard lath to the structural framework of walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using nails, screws, staples, or wire-ties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Suspend angle iron grids or channel irons from ceilings, using wire. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Seal joints between ceiling tiles and walls. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mount tile, using adhesives, or by nailing, screwing, stapling, or wire-tying lath directly to structural frameworks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install blanket insulation between studs and tack plastic moisture barriers over insulation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install metal lath where plaster applications will be exposed to weather or water, or for curved or irregular surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply cement to backs of tiles and press tiles into place, aligning them with layout marks or joints of previously laid tile. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Nail channels or wood furring strips to surfaces to provide mounting for tile. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wash concrete surfaces before mounting tile to increase adhesive qualities of surfaces, using washing soda and zinc sulfate solution. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air compressors 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.
  • Glue guns — Adhesive guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Crowhead hammers; Drywall hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Pistol hopper guns; Texture guns; Texture sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hatchets — Drywall hatchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws — Circle cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Drywall jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Stilts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Box beam levels; Torpedo levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Drywall lifts; Mini lifters; Roll lifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Miter saw — Chop saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pad or keyhole saw — Keyhole saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint brushes — Texture brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plaster or mortar mixers — Drywall mud mixers; Fan blade mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power routers — Drywall routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Pole sanders; Power hand sanders; Rotary sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Saber saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Drywall screw guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives — Corner knives; Joint knives; Taping knives; Wipe-down knives (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rasps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety harnesses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Drywall ripping tools; Drywall saws; Wallboard saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Drywall screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Drywall scoring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spatulas — Wall scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns — Heavy duty staple guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • T squares — Drywall T-squares; Wallboard T-squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape guide — Automatic taping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Bullnose trowels; Drywall trowels; Inside corner trowels; Outside corner trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Edge cutters; Trimming knives See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Job costing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Business management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Logic Group Scanner Digitizing Software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Construction Software Center EasyEst; DevWave Estimate Works; On Center Quick Bid; Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word; Wilhelm Publishing Threshold 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply mortar. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install masonry materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install metal structural components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. 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.
  • Trim excess material from installations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut openings in existing structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut wood components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install building fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install wooden structural components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate construction project activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install trim or paneling. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 92% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 92% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 76% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 77% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 73% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 66% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 71% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 72% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 15% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 15% responded “Once a week or more but not 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 — 22% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 18% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 64% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 31% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 36% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 26% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 24% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 12% responded “Minor results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 55% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 65% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 67% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 22% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 23% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 31% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 17% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 21% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 85% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 27% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 21% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 44% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 65% 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 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
73   High school diploma or equivalent Help
20   Post-secondary certificate Help
7   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $18.32 hourly, $38,100 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 95,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 24,100
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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