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47-2141.00 - Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

Sample of reported job titles: Facilities Painter, Foreman, Highway Painter, House Painter, Industrial Painter, Journeyman Painter, Maintenance Painter, Painter, Painter Foreman, Senior Painter

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Tasks

  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Erect scaffolding or swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs, based on surface measurements or work orders. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Polish final coats to specified finishes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and purchase tools or finishes for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and customers' wishes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water or abrasive blasting. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, or electric switch covers prior to painting. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use special finishing techniques such as sponging, ragging, layering, or faux finishing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut stencils and brush or spray lettering or decorations on surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Waterproof buildings, using waterproofers or caulking. 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.
  • Articulating boom lift — Bucket trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Riggings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Blow torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Putty chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Demolition hammers — Chipping hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Edging tools — Painting edgers; Trim guides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glue guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Drywall hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Hopper guns; Pneumatic spray texture guns; Spray texture guns; Stucco patching guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hatchets — Drywall axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws — Circle cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders; Stilts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Line lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Drywall lifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Aerial lifts; Bosun chairs; Hydraulic lifts; Swing stages See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masking equipment — Striping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint brushes — Combing tools; Stripper brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint mixers — Paint shakers; Power paint mixers; Tinting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint rollers — Power rollers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint sprayers — Airless spray equipment; High velocity low pressure HVLP spraying equipment; Spray guns; Striping machines (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint strainers — Paint brush cleaner spinners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint tester — Paint lead testing kits 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.
  • Platform lift — Platforms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic sanding machines — Sandblasters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Chippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Electric grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Disk sanders; Electric paint removers; Paint stripping equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Hydroblasters; Pressure washers; Steam cleaning equipment; Wallpaper steamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives — Drywall taping knives; Patching knives; Spackling knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Glass scrapers; Glaziers' knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots — Work boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saw blades — Grout removal tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Drywall ripping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding — Mobile scaffolds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Scoring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stencils or lettering aids — Stencils See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature gauge — Temperature gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Float trowels; Texturing trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wallpaper roller — Seam rollers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Evergreen Technology Total Faux See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Sage ACT! See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Insight Direct ServiceCEO See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating; On Center Quick Bid; Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Contractor City Contractor Forms Pack See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. 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.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare surfaces for finishing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate construction project costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. 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.
  • Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select construction equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply paint to surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Standing — 89% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 84% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 69% responded “Continually or almost continually.” 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.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 14% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 57% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 41% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 12% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 28% 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 — 49% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 43% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 34% 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 — 24% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 55% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 30% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 25% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 36% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 27% responded “Extremely competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 28% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 41% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 28% responded “Very little freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 35% 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
52   High school diploma or equivalent Help
30   Less than high school diploma
8   Post-secondary certificate Help

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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

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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) $17.29 hourly, $35,950 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 316,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 110,500
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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