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47-2231.00 - Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

The occupation code you requested, 47-4099.01 (Solar Photovoltaic Installers), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 47-2231.00 (Solar Photovoltaic Installers) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Installer, Photovoltaic Installer (PV Installer), PV Design and Installation Technician, Solar Designer/Installer, Solar Installer, Solar Installer Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer (Solar PV Installer), Solar Technician

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Tasks

  • Install photovoltaic (PV) systems in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble solar modules, panels, or support structures, as specified. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply weather sealing to array, building, or support mechanisms. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine appropriate sizes, ratings, and locations for all system overcurrent devices, disconnect devices, grounding equipment, and surge suppression equipment. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install module array interconnect wiring, implementing measures to disable arrays during installation. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify methods for laying out, orienting, and mounting modules or arrays to ensure efficient installation, electrical configuration, or system maintenance. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify electrical, environmental, and safety hazards associated with photovoltaic (PV) installations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine designs to determine current requirements for all parts of the photovoltaic (PV) system electrical circuit. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check electrical installation for proper wiring, polarity, grounding, or integrity of terminations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test operating voltages to ensure operation within acceptable limits for power conditioning equipment, such as inverters and controllers. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify and resolve any deficiencies in photovoltaic (PV) system installation or materials. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Program, adjust, or configure inverters and controls for desired set points and operating modes. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify installation locations with proper orientation, area, solar access, or structural integrity for photovoltaic (PV) arrays. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Visually inspect and test photovoltaic (PV) modules or systems. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install required labels on solar system components and hardware. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine photovoltaic (PV) system designs or configurations based on factors such as customer needs, expectations, and site conditions. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine materials, equipment, and installation sequences necessary to maximize installation efficiency. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine connection interfaces for additional subpanels or for connecting photovoltaic (PV) systems with utility services or other power generation sources. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform routine photovoltaic (PV) system maintenance on modules, arrays, batteries, power conditioning equipment, safety systems, structural systems, weather sealing, or balance of systems equipment. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install active solar systems, including solar collectors, concentrators, pumps, or fans. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Activate photovoltaic (PV) systems to verify system functionality and conformity to performance expectations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Demonstrate system functionality and performance, including start-up, shut-down, normal operation, and emergency or bypass operations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure and analyze system performance and operating parameters to assess operating condition of systems or equipment. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compile or maintain records of system operation, performance, and maintenance. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagram layouts and locations for photovoltaic (PV) arrays and equipment, including existing building or site features. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select mechanical designs, installation equipment, or installation plans that conform to environmental, architectural, structural, site, and code requirements. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Acetylene torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns — Caulking equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Video probe systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Front end loaders — Utility work machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Geological compasses — Directional compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Hex wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Builders' levels; Laser line levels; Torpedo levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Filter masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Minivans or vans — Work vans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters — Volt-ohm meters VOM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches — Large pipe wrenches; Medium pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pitch measuring instruments — Inclinometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Solar analysis systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Post hole digger — Post hole augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills; Impact drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Reciprocating saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Ratchet sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Round file — Rat tail files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest harnesses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Dirt shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Solar radiation surface observing apparatus — Solarimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Framing squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Steel measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheelbarrows See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Pair of dykes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Crimping lugs See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Cost estimating software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.

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Work Activities

  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain mechanical equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine appropriate locations for operations or installations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or environmental data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install solar energy systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create construction or installation diagrams. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine construction project layouts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select construction equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test green technology installations to verify performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply identification labels or tags. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 62% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 55% 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 — 75% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 63% 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.
  • Spend Time Standing — 45% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 39% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 41% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 40% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 55% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 67% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 37% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 31% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 35% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 59% responded “Moderately competitive.” 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 — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 41% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 31% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 41% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 35% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 29% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 25% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 35% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 31% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 38% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 25% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 34% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 33% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 31% responded “Never.” 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
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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) $19.24 hourly, $40,020 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 5,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 2,000
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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