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47-3013.00 - Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Sample of reported job titles: Apprentice Electrician, Cable Puller, Electrical Apprentice, Electrician Apprentice, Electrician Helper, Electrician's Helper, Unindentured Apprentice

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

Tasks

  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws and punches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean work area and wash parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions. 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.
  • Ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Articulating boom lift — Bucket trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Banders — Cable tie guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Cutting torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bolt cutters — Insulated bolt cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boring machines — Horizontal boring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cable accessories — Bear claw wire threaders; Cable lacing needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cable reels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cable splicing kits — Cable splicing knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calibrated inductance coils or boxes — Inductance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Resistance bridges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Capacitance meters — Capacitance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Continuity testers; Growlers; Loop PSC testers; Residual current device RCD testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tracers — Circuit test meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compactors — Pneumatic compacting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conduit benders — Hydraulic conduit benders; Manual conduit benders; Power conduit benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Deburring tool — Conduit deburring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drilling machines — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End cut pliers — Side cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fish tape — Fish tape pullers; Wire pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fuse pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Gas leak detection devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • GFI circuit testers — Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand reamer — Tapered reamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Handtrucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Hex key sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Hoist trucks; Line trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws — Circle cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches — Electric impact drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impedance meters — Transfer impedance meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated screwdriver — Insulated screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Label making machines — Cable labeling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light bulb changer — Extension lamp extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Linemans pliers — Insulated pliers; Lineman's pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Conduit locknut and reaming pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Longnose pliers — Long nose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic tools — Lighted magnet pickups; Telescoping lighted pickups See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Electric manlifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Megohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal detectors — Magnetic locators; Metal locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nibblers — Nibbler cutting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers — Insulated nutdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Offset socket wrenches — Double-end can socket wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open end wrenches — Crescent wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phasemeters — Phase rotation meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Airhammers; Jackhammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Post hole digger — Post drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Cable gripping gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Punchdown tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Retaining ring pliers — External snap ring pliers; Internal snap ring pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Cabinet tip screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers; Screw-holding screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Insulated socket sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Insulated wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stamping dies or punches — Punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Strap wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Automatic wire strippers; Wire stripping pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tampers — Compaction tampers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermographs — Infrared scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading dies — Pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongue and groove pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track excavators — Excavators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Air spades; Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Electricians' knives; Insulated knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Current clamps; Non-contact voltage sensors; Voltage meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Welding hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel bulldozers — Bulldozers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Electricians' snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Hand operated indentors; Heavy duty crimping tools; Wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters; Insulated cable cutters; Power cable cutters; Ratcheting cable cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire wrapping tool — Wire wrap guns See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Recordkeeping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Report generation software See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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 Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Fabricate parts or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position construction or extraction equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Weld metal components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Dig holes or trenches. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drill holes in construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair electrical equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply paint to surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove debris or vegetation from work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 67% 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 — 66% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 66% responded “Extremely 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 — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 65% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 61% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 31% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 53% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 43% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 43% 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 — 22% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 42% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 42% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 13% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 53% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” 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.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 64% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 37% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 46% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 88% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 32% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 53% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 35% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 23% responded “Extremely important.” 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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Not available Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.

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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) $13.43 hourly, $27,940 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 61,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 32,000
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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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