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51-7011.00 - Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

Sample of reported job titles: Cabinet Assembler, Cabinet Builder, Cabinet Installer, Cabinet Maker, Cutter, Double End Tenon Operator, Frame Builder, Framer, Machine Operator, Router Operator

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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

  • Produce or assemble components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify dimensions or check the quality or fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure and mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attach parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plan the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Match materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim, sand, or scrape surfaces or joints to prepare articles for finishing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Program computers to operate machinery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Estimate the amounts, types, or costs of needed materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper or steel wool. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install hardware, such as hinges, handles, catches, or drawer pulls, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discuss projects with customers, and draw up detailed specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair or alter wooden furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, paneling, or other pieces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply Masonite, formica, or vinyl surfacing materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative finishes, such as stain, varnish, paint, or lacquer. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Augers — Hand augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine — Wood lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Banders — Edge banders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bandsaw wheel — Bandsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bastard cut file — Bastard flat files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt sander — Belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench dog — Bench dogs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bevels — T-bevels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners; Biscuit joining machines; Plate jointers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blade sharpener — Tool sharpeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boring machines — Line borers; Minipresses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • C clamps — Locking C-clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Dial calipers; Slide calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cheesegrater file — Wood files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold press — Cold presses; Hot presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses — Angle dividers; Dividers; Drafting compasses; Trammel points See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutting machines — Tenoners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Radial drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drilling machines — Drill presses; Single spindle drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Safety goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grinding machines — Profile grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grinding wheels — Water wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand clamps — Bar clamps; Cam clamps; Quick-release clamps; Wedge clamps (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand or push drill — Braces and bits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Band clamps; Edging clamps; Parallel jaw clamps; Spring clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Precision levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal markers or holders — Marking gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mill saw file — Mill files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milling machines — Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers; Computerized numerical control CNC routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Miter saw — Chop saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint application system — Lacquer booths See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint brushes — Paint application brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint rollers — Paint application rollers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint sprayers — Paint spray guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planes — Block planes; Jointer planes; Shapers; Smooth planes (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic nail drivers — Pneumatic nail guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Positioning jig — Adjustable jigs; Case clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Bench grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power nail guns — Nail guns; Pin nailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power planes — Jointers; Power planers; Thickness planers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power routers — Panel routers; Plunge routers; Portable routers; Table routers (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Disk sanders; Random orbital sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Circular saws; Reciprocating saws; Rip saws; Sliding panel saws (see all 11 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power trimmers — Profile molders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Metal punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Putty knives — Heated putty knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Steel rules See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sanding blocks — Hand sanding blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sanding machines — Edge sanders; Wide belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sawing machines — Miter saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Back saws; Dovetail saws; Tenon saws; Veneer saws (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers — Marking knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scroll saw — Scroll saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Metal shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Combination squares; Layout squares; Machinists' squares; Set squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns — Pneumatic staplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • T squares — T-squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Templates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Bowl lathes; Mini lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Burn-in knives; Draw knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Viscosimeters — Viscosity cups See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels — Morticers; Parting tools; Roughing gouges; Skew chisels (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Computer aided design CAD 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.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Computer estimation software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. 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.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate costs of products, services, or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble wood products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate woodworking equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compare physical characteristics of materials or products to specifications or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate material requirements for production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with customers or designers to determine order specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair furniture or upholstery. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 93% responded “Continually or almost continually.” 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 — 86% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 83% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 88% 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.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 90% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 61% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 30% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 32% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 43% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 37% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 36% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 35% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 36% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 32% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 35% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 47% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 29% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 38% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 21% responded “Moderate results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 75% 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


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available Some college, no degree
Not available High school diploma or equivalent Help
Not available Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

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

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $15.18 hourly, $31,580 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 86,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 10,400
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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Woodworkers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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