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47-4071.00 - Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

Sample of reported job titles: Drain Cleaner, Maintenance Worker, Public Works Technician, Septic Cleaner, Septic Pump Truck Driver, Service Technician, Sewer and Drain Cleaner, Sewer and Drain Technician, Utility Worker

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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

Tasks

  • Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Withdraw cables from pipes and examine them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits indicating broken or clogged sewer lines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels, according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure excavation sites, using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or related structures such as manholes, culverts, and catch basins. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Start machines to feed revolving cables or rods into openings, stopping machines and changing knives to conform to pipe sizes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut damaged sections of pipe with cutters, remove broken sections from ditches, and replace pipe sections, using pipe sleeves. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dig out sewer lines manually, using shovels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Break asphalt and other pavement so that pipes can be accessed, using airhammers, picks, and shovels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cover repaired pipes with dirt, and pack backfilled excavations, using air and gasoline tampers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Requisition or order tools and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Rotate cleaning rods manually, using turning pins. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and disinfect domestic basements and other areas flooded by sewer stoppages. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Tap mainline sewers to install sewer saddles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Update sewer maps and manhole charts. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Caulking guns — Caulk dispensing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete mixers or plants — Portable concrete mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Concrete spreaders — Power screeds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Sewer surveillance cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment — High velocity water jetters; Power rodders; Sewer cleaners; Sewer cleaning rods (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Earthmoving buckets or its parts or accessories — Bucket machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Material handling hoses — Material pumping hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile excavators — Mobile tracked excavators 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 — End pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Portable drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Prying bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Dirt shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sludge or sewage handling trucks — Septic pumping trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tampers — Air tampers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Power trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water pumps — Liquid pumps See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Route navigation software — Route mapping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 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.
  • 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.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. 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.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain mechanical equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install equipment attachments or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or environmental data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure work site dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain plumbing structures or fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compact materials to create level bases. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Dig holes or trenches. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drill holes in construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Decontaminate equipment or sites to remove hazardous or toxic substances. 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 — 83% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 78% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 74% responded “Every day.” 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 — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 66% 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 — 68% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 55% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 38% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 43% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 35% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 43% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 41% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 42% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 38% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 29% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 29% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 34% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 29% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 41% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 42% responded “Fairly serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 44% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 37% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 42% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
46   Less than high school diploma
37   High school diploma or equivalent Help
16   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: R

  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $16.73 hourly, $34,810 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 25,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 11,900
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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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