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51-9081.00 - Dental Laboratory Technicians

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

Sample of reported job titles: Crown and Bridge Dental Lab Technician, Dental Ceramist, Dental Laboratory Technician (Dental Lab Technician), Dental Technician (Dental Tech), Denture Technician, Metal Finisher, Model and Dye Person, Orthodontic Laboratory Technician (Orthodontic Lab Technician), Porcelain Technician, Waxer

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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

  • Read prescriptions or specifications and examine models or impressions to determine the design of dental products to be constructed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test appliances for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micrometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Melt metals or mix plaster, porcelain, or acrylic pastes and pour materials into molds or over frameworks to form dental prostheses or apparatus. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create a model of patient's mouth by pouring plaster into a dental impression and allowing plaster to set. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Place tooth models on apparatus that mimics bite and movement of patient's jaw to evaluate functionality of model. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fabricate, alter, or repair dental devices, such as dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, or appliances for straightening teeth. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove excess metal or porcelain and polish surfaces of prostheses or frameworks, using polishing machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply porcelain paste or wax over prosthesis frameworks or setups, using brushes and spatulas. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare metal surfaces for bonding with porcelain to create artificial teeth, using small hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load newly constructed teeth into porcelain furnaces to bake the porcelain onto the metal framework. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Build and shape wax teeth, using small hand instruments and information from observations or dentists' specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mold wax over denture setups to form the full contours of artificial gums. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Rebuild or replace linings, wire sections, or missing teeth to repair dentures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare wax bite blocks and impression trays for use. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train or supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory bench workers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Shape and solder wire and metal frames or bands for dental products, using soldering irons and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fill chipped or low spots in surfaces of devices, using acrylic resins. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Amalgam carriers — Amalgam dispensers; Amalgam instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Dental lab microscopes; Light microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chucks — Auto chucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crucibles for dental casting machines — Crucibles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Culture tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental amalgamators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental articulators or accessories — Adjustable articulators; Anatomic articulators; Arcon articulators; Semiadjustable articulators (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental burs — Acrylic cutters; Diamond burs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental cutting or separating discs — Dental rotary cutting equipment; Diamond wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental finishing or polishing discs — Build-up brushes; Dental buffing wheels; Prophylaxis brushes; Soft brushes (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental hand pieces or accessories — Dental handpieces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental impression material syringes or accessories — Impression syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental impression material water baths or accessories — Hygrobaths See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental impression trays — Impression trays See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental instrument sharpening accessories — Mechanical dental instrument sharpeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental knives — Porcelain slicers; Surgical knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory air abrasion units — Air scribes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory burners or torches — Casting torches; Dental laboratory alcohol torches; Dental laboratory torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory casting machines or its parts or accessories — Crucible formers; Dental laboratory centrifugal casting units; Dental laboratory pressure molding devices; Flask presses (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory curing units — Dental laboratory curing lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory dies — Dental laboratory die mold fabrication systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory dust collectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory flasks — Injection flasks; Split flasks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory furnaces — Dental ovens; Electric burnout furnaces; Inlay furnaces; Porcelain furnaces (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory gold platers or supplies — Dental laboratory gold platers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory lathes or accessories — Conventional lathes; Dental laboratory bench lathes; Dental laboratory high-speed lathes; Dental laboratory pumice lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory model trimmers or accessories — Crown holders; Dental laboratory model trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory sandblasters or supplies — Dental laboratory microblasters; Dental laboratory sandblasters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory soldering machines or supplies — Dental laboratory solderers; Spot-welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory vacuum units or supplies — Dental laboratory vacuum extractors; Dental laboratory vacuum formers; Dental laboratory vacuum-mixing devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory vibrators — Dental vibrators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory waxing units — Dental laboratory wax heaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental lasers — Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Nd:YAG dental lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental marking devices — Dental surveyors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental pin drivers — Dowel pin drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental plaster knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental retainers — Matrix retainers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental scalers or accessories — Curette scalers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental shades — Shade guides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental spatulas — Dental wax spatuals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental stones — Dental finishing stones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental wax carvers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Laboratory flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas burners — Bunsen burners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances — Clinical scales; Electronic precision balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory beakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mixers — Mobile mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory vacuum pumps — Dental laboratory vacuum pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets — Electronically operated mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milling machines — Dental milling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthodontic pliers — Dental pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pestle or mortars — Mortars and pestles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic press — Pneumatic presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Stereo microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tissue culture coated plates or dishes or inserts — Culture plates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultra pure water systems — Water purification systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Ultrasonic cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water baths See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Bookkeeping software; Intuit QuickBooks software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Easy Solutions Easy Lab; Inventrix Labtrac; Laboratory Systems Group Lab Manager; Mainstreet Systems & Software DentaLab/PC II (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Computer imaging software; Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Mainstreet Systems & Software DentaRX; 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.
  • 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.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 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.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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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.
  • Mix ingredients to create specific finishes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Place materials into molds. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct operational or production activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure clients to ensure proper product fit. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect medical or dental assistive devices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load items into ovens or furnaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cast molds of patient anatomies to create medical or dental devices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Solder parts or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair medical or dental assistive devices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Construct customized assistive medical or dental devices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools. 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

  • Exposed to Contaminants — 98% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 97% 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 — 91% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 86% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 57% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 49% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 40% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 33% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 33% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 32% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 33% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 69% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 36% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 49% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 25% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 32% responded “Very high responsibility.” 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
43   High school diploma or equivalent Help
22   Post-secondary certificate Help
17   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RIC

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $17.71 hourly, $36,830 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 39,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 14,200
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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