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47-2221.00 - Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

Sample of reported job titles: Fitter, Fitter / Welder, Iron Worker, Iron Worker Foreman, Ironworker, Rigger, Steel Fabricator, Steel Worker, Structural Steel Erector, Tower Hand

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Tasks

  • Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place, using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut, bend, or weld steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, or welding equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Erect metal or precast concrete components for structures, such as buildings, bridges, dams, towers, storage tanks, fences, or highway guard rails. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Force structural steel members into final positions, using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, or hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pull, push, or pry structural steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Unload and position prefabricated steel units for hoisting as needed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive drift pins through rivet holes to align rivet holes in structural steel members with corresponding holes in previously placed members. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging, such as cables, pulleys, or hooks, to move heavy equipment or materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fabricate metal parts, such as steel frames, columns, beams, or girders, according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dismantle structures or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Ride on girders or other structural steel members to position them or use rope to guide them into position. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hold rivets while riveters use air hammers to form heads on rivets. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Insert sealing strips, wiring, insulating material, ladders, flanges, gauges, or valves, depending on types of structures being assembled. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Below the hook device — Spreader beams See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Blow 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.
  • Chalk lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drive pins — Bull pins See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End cut pliers — Side cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forge die — Forging dies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Rod ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Tuggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Stressing jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Laser levels; Torpedo levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life vests or preservers — Life preservers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Power lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lighters — Strikers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Vise grip pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Swing stages 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.
  • Open end wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plasma arc welding machine — Plasma cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plaster or mortar mixers — Grout mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Pneumatic hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Electric drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power riveter — Rivet guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Cutoff saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective coveralls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Safety gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Crowbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Center punches; Drift pins See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rivet tools — Rivet busters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Protective harnesses; Safety belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Flat head screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers; Robertson screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sheet metal forming machine — Decoilers 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.
  • Specialty wrenches — Spud wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Portable welding machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Combination squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns 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.
  • Tongs — Rivet tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welder gloves — Welding gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Welding helmets; Welding hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding or cutting tip — Welding tips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Workshop cranes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Cost estimating software; Project scheduling software 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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

  • 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.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. 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.
  • 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.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. 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.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position safety or support equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Fabricate parts or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install metal structural components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Weld metal components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position structural components. 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.
  • Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install gauges or controls. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Dismantle equipment or temporary structures. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 82% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 86% 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 — 74% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 64% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 59% responded “Very close (near touching).” 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 — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 63% responded “Constant contact with others.” 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.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 60% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 57% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 49% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 44% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 37% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 43% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 44% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 37% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 39% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 57% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 41% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 32% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 35% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 30% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 31% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 32% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 34% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 37% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 53% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 27% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” 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
42   High school diploma or equivalent Help
34   Less than high school diploma
19   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RIC

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.

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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.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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) $23.17 hourly, $48,200 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 58,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,500
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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