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49-9031.00 - Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

Sample of reported job titles: Appliance Service Technician, Appliance Technician, Refrigerator Repairman, Repair Technician, Service Technician, Vacuum Repairer, Washer Repairman

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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

  • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Service and repair domestic electrical or gas appliances, such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Talk to customers or refer to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and reinstall parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and examine appliances during operation to detect specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and test operation of appliances following installation, and make any initial installation adjustments that are necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides to diagnose and repair problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct customers regarding operation and care of appliances, and provide information such as emergency service numbers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble new or reconditioned appliances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, lubricate, and touch up minor defects on newly installed or repaired appliances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conserve, recover, and recycle refrigerants used in cooling systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Level refrigerators, adjust doors, and connect water lines to water pipes for ice makers and water dispensers, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set appliance thermostats, and check to ensure that they are functioning properly. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Level washing machines and connect hoses to water pipes, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install gas pipes and water lines to connect appliances to existing gas lines or plumbing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to emergency calls for problems such as gas leaks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and stoves. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Contact supervisors or offices to receive repair assignments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Light and adjust pilot lights on gas stoves, and examine valves and burners for gas leakage and specified flame. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test and examine gas pipelines and equipment to locate leaks and faulty connections, and to determine the pressure and flow of gas. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure, cut, and thread pipe, and connect it to feeder lines and equipment or appliances, using rules and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Take measurements to determine if appliances will fit in installation locations, performing minor carpentry work when necessary to ensure proper installation. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Acoustic sensors — Mechanic's stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bearing fitting tool kits — Bearing removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carbon monoxide analyzer — Carbon monoxide detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical hose — Charging hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cleaning brushes — Vent brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Flat cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dollies — Appliance dollies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic funds transfer point of sale equipment — Portable point of sale terminals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Explosimeters — Combustible gas detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas gauges — Test charging manifolds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Folding hand trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns — Dual temperature heat guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Hex key sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inspection mirror — Telescoping inspection mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leak testing equipment — Leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Hose clamp pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Minivans or vans — Work vans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile phones — Smart phones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Mini tubing cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precision file — Precision needle files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Refrigerant compressors — Refrigerant recovery units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Retaining ring pliers — Snap-ring pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Multipurpose screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Stick welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket attachments and accessories — Socket adapters; Socket extensions See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Solder guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spanner wrenches — Multipurpose spanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Sealed burner wrenches; Spanner nut wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature gauge — Temperature recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube brushes — Condenser brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Folding utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum gauges — Digital vacuum gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum pumps See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — dESCO ESC software; Parts database software; RazorSync software; ServiceMax software (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook 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.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.

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Skills

  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 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.
  • 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.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect payments for good or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure distances or dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train customers in the use of products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Level machines or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install piping for installation or maintenance activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or piping. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install home appliances. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Telephone — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 80% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 61% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 52% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 13% responded “Very 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.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 61% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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.
  • Time Pressure — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 57% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 62% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 56% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 51% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 40% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 31% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 26% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 26% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 41% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 40% responded “40 hours.” 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


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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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $17.02 hourly, $35,410 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 44,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 13,900
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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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