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47-4011.00 - Construction and Building Inspectors

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Sample of reported job titles: Building Code Administrator, Building Inspection Engineer, Building Inspector, Building Official, Combination Building Inspector, Construction Inspector, Construction Materials Testing Technician, Elevator Inspector, Inspector, Plumbing Inspector

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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

  • Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, or construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate project details to ensure adherence to environmental regulations. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct inspections, using survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, or test equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect and monitor construction sites to ensure adherence to safety standards, building codes, or specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure that environmental regulations are not violated. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with owners, violators, or authorities to explain regulations or recommend remedial actions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train, direct, or supervise other construction inspectors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Issue permits for construction, relocation, demolition, or occupancy. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Approve building plans that meet required specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct environmental hazard inspections to identify or quantify problems such as asbestos, poor air quality, water contamination, or other environmental hazards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine lifting or conveying devices, such as elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, hoists, inclined railways, ski lifts, or amusement rides to ensure safety and proper functioning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sample and test air to identify gasses, such as bromine, ozone, or sulfur dioxide, or particulates, such as mold, dust, or allergens. Green Task Statement 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 samplers or collectors — Air sampling devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air velocity and temperature monitors — Air velocity and temperature meters; Airflow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters — Volt-ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Borescope inspection equipment — Borescopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Ground resistance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carbon monoxide analyzer — Carbon monoxide detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Circuit analyzers; Continuity testers; Electrical circuit testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments — Concrete strength measurers; Concrete testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop calculator — 10-key calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Video inspection cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Distance meters — Electronic distance measuring equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drafting kits or sets — Drafting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic measuring probes — Probe rods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Force or torque sensors — Force gauges; Torque meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Combustible gas detectors; Gas leak detection devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • GFI circuit testers — Arc receptacle testers; Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Handheld thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hygrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulation testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser measuring devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Automatic levels; Electronic levels; Lock levels; Optical levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lightmeters — Light meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid leak detectors — Refrigerant leak detectors; Ultrasonic leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring wheels for distance — Distance measuring wheels; Map wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Megohmmeters — Megohmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal detectors — Magnetic locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microfiche or microfilm viewer components or accessories — Laser fiches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microwave leakage meters — Microwave leakage detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Clamp-on multimeters; Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Optical character recognition systems — Optical scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers — Pocket personal computers PC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Computerized data collectors; Wearable mobile inspection computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Power analyzer dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Water pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or vacuum recorders — Pounds per square inch PSI test gauges; Pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radon detectors — Radon detection devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Remote reading thermometers — Refrigeration thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scales — Architects' scales; Engineering scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scientific calculator — Programmable calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Chlorine meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stud finders — Stud locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surface thermometers — Asphalt thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature humidity testers — Temperature/humidity testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Theodolites See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermographs — Infrared thermometer lasers; Non-contact infrared thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment — Ultrasonic thickness gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Vibration meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltage testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water analyzers — Water quality test kits See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks software; Intuit Quicken software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compliance software — Automated permit system software; NorthWest Builders Network Plan Analyst; OptaSoft Commercial Building Inspector See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Arc Second PocketCAD See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — Mobile building inspection software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software; Real estate and tax software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Municipal geographic management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcView; Trimble Digital Fieldbook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Procurement software — Vision Software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Inspection Depot Home Guide System; Microsoft Word; New construction inspection form software; Residential home inspection form software See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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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.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve 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.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Direct construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or environmental data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure work site dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work sites to identify potential environmental or safety hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate construction project costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor construction operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Authorize construction activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test air quality at work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Telephone — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 75% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 42% 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 — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 42% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 46% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 54% 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.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 46% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 58% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 50% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 43% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 48% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 58% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 42% responded “Serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
25   Post-secondary certificate Help
25   Bachelor's degree
17   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $26.94 hourly, $56,040 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 102,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 36,700
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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