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51-9061.00 - Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

Sample of reported job titles: Inspector, Picker / Packer, Quality Assurance Auditor, Quality Assurance Inspector, Quality Assurance Technician, Quality Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, Quality Control Technician, Quality Inspector, Quality Technician

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

Tasks

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect or select samples for testing or for use as models. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or needed repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compare colors, shapes, textures, or grades of products or materials with color charts, templates, or samples to verify conformance to standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grade, classify, or sort products according to sizes, weights, colors, or other specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze test data, making computations as necessary, to determine test results. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, maintain, calibrate, or repair measuring instruments or test equipment, such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, or height gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove defects, such as chips, burrs, or lap corroded or pitted surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read dials or meters to verify that equipment is functioning at specified levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check arriving materials to ensure that they match purchase orders, submitting discrepancy reports as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Make minor adjustments to equipment, such as turning setscrews to calibrate instruments to required tolerances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fabricate, install, position, or connect components, parts, finished products, or instruments for testing or operational purposes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect or test raw materials, parts, or products to determine compliance with environmental standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compute defect percentages or averages, using formulas and calculators. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position products, components, or parts for testing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stack or arrange tested products for further processing, shipping, or packaging. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor production operations or equipment to ensure conformance to specifications, making necessary process or assembly adjustments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust, clean, or repair products or processing equipment to correct defects found during inspections. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor machines that automatically measure, sort, or inspect products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compute usable amounts of items in shipments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weigh materials, products, containers, or samples to verify packaging weights or ingredient quantities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret legal requirements, provide safety information, or recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers, engineers, or property owners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Disassemble defective parts or components, such as inaccurate or worn gauges or measuring instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer tests to assess whether engineers or operators are qualified to use equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect or test cleantech or green technology parts, products, or installations, such as fuel cells, solar panels, or air quality devices, for conformance to specifications or standards. Green Task Statement See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Accelerometers — Capacitive acceleration instruments; Magnetic induction acceleration instruments; Piezoelectric acceleration instruments; Resonance acceleration instruments (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench scales — Industrial bench scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Beta gauge measuring systems — Beta gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Measuring microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Digital resistance meters; Resistance meters; Resistivity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Continuity testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Comparators — Optical comparators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compression testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coordinate measuring machines CMM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Creep testers — Creep and stress relaxation testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Depth gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital testers — Bit error rate testers BERT See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ductility testing machines — Ductility testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eddy current examination equipment — Eddy current flaw detectors; Eddy current probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical frequency meters — Frequency meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fatigue testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Force or torque sensors — Force transducers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency counters or timer or dividers — Frequency counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Go or no go gauge — Plug gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hardness testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Height gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hipot testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact testers — Impact toughness testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impedance meters — Return loss calibrator RLC passive component testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Integrated circuit testers — Backplane testers; Logic test systems; Manufacturing defect analyzers MDA; Printed circuit board PCB testers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Interferometers — Holographic interferometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser shearography flaw detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leak testing equipment — Bubble leak testers; Calorimetric leak testers; Mass flow leak testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level generators — Pulse generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Hydraulic lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid penetrant examination equipment — Penetrant flaw detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic particle examination equipment — Magnetic particle flaw detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metallurgical microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Optical flats — Optical gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Sampling oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pin gauge — Pin gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Direct current DC power testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflectometers — Gloss meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Refrigerated and heated walk in environmental or growth chambers — Environmental chambers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resistance thermometers — Digital resistance thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Pi tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shear strength testers — Shear testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shock testing apparatus — Shock testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal conditioners — Linear or mixed signal equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal generators — Function generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sorters — Sorting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers — Color spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Strain gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tension testers — Tensile testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thickness measuring devices — Laser thickness gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thread counters or gauges — Thread gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track cranes — Overhead cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment — Utrasonic flaw detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Vibration and shaker systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Viscosimeters — Viscometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Digital voltmeters DVM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray radiography examination equipment — Radiographic flaw detectors See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Data analysis software; Design of experiments DOE software; Minitab software; Tolerance analysis software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software — Computer-aided inspection software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Coordinate measuring machine software; CyberMetrics GAGETrak Calibration Management Software; Statistical process control SPC data collection devices; Wilcox Associates PC-DMIS Inspection Planner See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Label making software — Inspection marking systems See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Label inspection systems 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

  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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

  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech 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.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed. 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.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on ways to improve processes or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes. 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.
  • Weigh finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze test results. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair production equipment or tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment. 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.
  • Instruct workers to use equipment or perform technical procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 71% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 59% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 67% 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 — 65% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 50% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 48% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 50% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 57% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 33% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 40% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 34% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 58% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 31% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 28% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 27% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 29% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 31% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 30% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 27% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 36% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 33% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 31% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
52   High school diploma or equivalent Help
14   Less than high school diploma
14   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CR

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and 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.
  • 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.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $16.99 hourly, $35,330 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 464,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 127,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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