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53-5011.00 - Sailors and Marine Oilers

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.

Sample of reported job titles: Able Bodied Seaman (AB Seaman), Able Bodied Tankerman (AB Tankerman), Able Bodied Watchman (AB Watchman), Able Seaman, Bosun, Deck Hand, Deckhand, Merchant Marine, Oiler, Quarter Master

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Tasks

  • Maintain government-issued certifications, as required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lower and man lifeboats when emergencies occur. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand by wheels when ships are on automatic pilot and verify accuracy of courses, using magnetic compasses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Steer ships under the direction of commanders or navigating officers or direct helmsmen to steer, following designated courses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Handle lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand watch in ships' bows or bridge wings to look for obstructions in a ship's path or to locate navigational aids, such as buoys or lighthouses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand gangway watches to prevent unauthorized persons from boarding ships while in port. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Overhaul lifeboats or lifeboat gear and lower or raise lifeboats with winches or falls. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate, maintain, or repair ship equipment, such as winches, cranes, derricks, or weapons system. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load or unload materials from vessels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lubricate machinery, equipment, or engine parts such as gears, shafts, or bearings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Break out, rig, and stow cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, or running gear. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Splice and repair ropes, wire cables, or cordage, using marlinespikes, wire cutters, twine, and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide engineers with assistance in repairing or adjusting machinery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Paint or varnish decks, superstructures, lifeboats, or sides of ships. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sweep, mop, and wash down decks to remove oil, dirt, and debris, using brooms, mops, brushes, and hoses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Chip and clean rust spots on decks, superstructures, or sides of ships, using wire brushes and hand or air chipping machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Give directions to crew members engaged in cleaning wheelhouses or quarterdecks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read pressure and temperature gauges or displays and record data in engineering logs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine machinery to verify specified pressures or lubricant flows. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadlines, and telephone or shout depth information to vessel bridges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record in ships' logs data such as weather conditions and distances traveled. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attach hoses and operate pumps to transfer substances to and from liquid cargo tanks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain a ship's engines under the direction of the ship's engineering officers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Relay specified signals to other ships, using visual signaling devices, such as blinker lights or semaphores. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Tie barges together into tow units for tugboats to handle, inspecting barges periodically during voyages and disconnecting them when destinations are reached. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Alarm systems — Engine room alarm systems; Ship alarm systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor chocks — Ship anchor chocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor lines — Mooring cables; Mooring chains; Natural fiber mooring ropes; Synthetic mooring ropes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor rollers — Electric windlasses; Hand capstans; Hydraulic capstans; Hydraulic windlasses (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Workshop vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Sheave blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bolt cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bridge cranes — Electric deck cranes; Grabbing cranes; Hydraulic deck cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cable splicing kits — Wire splicers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Centrifugal pumps — Centrifugal cargo pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Metal chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Demolition hammers — Chipping hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Depth gauges — Sounding rods; Sounding tapes; Tank level gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Bilge pumping systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Explosimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eye bolts — Galvanized thimbles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fans — Centrifugal ventilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fids See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Portable fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire hoses or nozzles — Fire hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire suppression system — Carbon dioxide CO2 firefighting systems; Foam firefighting systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Pyrotechnic distress signals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies — Cargo booms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Portable gas detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Emergency generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gear pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns — Grease dispensing guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gyroscopic instruments — Gyrocompasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Cargo derricks; Chain cargo falls; Magnet hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated clothing for cold environments — Thermal protective aids TPA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated or flotation suits — Anti-exposure coveralls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Pilot ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life rings — Life buoys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life vests or preservers — Life jackets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifeboats or liferafts — Lifeboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifting hooks — Cargo hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Lifeboat davits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Loading equipment — Container lift trucks; Lifting spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Locking jaw pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine craft communications systems — Bridge telephones; Voice pipes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine signaling systems — Blinker lights; Semaphores; Signal flags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Filter masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Material handling hoses — Liquid cargo transfer hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil can — Oil dispensing cans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open end wrenches — Crescent wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pawls — Riding pawls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Air chippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Hand punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Radar navigation systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio navigation instruments — Emergency position-indicating radio beacons; Radio direction finders RDF See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Ratchet sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reciprocating pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety helmets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sewing needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Sharpening steels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Lifting slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spanner wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telegraph sounders — Electric telegraphs; Mechanical telegraphs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Electric mooring winches; Hydraulic mooring winches; Manual winches; Steam winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — KNMI TurboWin; Kongsberg Maritime K-Log Deck Logbook; Log book software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.

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Skills

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. 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.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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

  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist others during emergencies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational details of travel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify information or specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct maintenance or repair activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain watercraft engines or machinery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Secure watercraft to docks, wharves or other vessels. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or machinery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean vessels or marine equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Set up material handling gear or equipment, such as rigging, packaging, or temporary structures. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 98% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 97% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 98% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 94% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 89% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 68% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
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  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 37% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 34% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 34% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 22% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 58% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 32% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 29% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 11% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 12% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 35% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 13% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 37% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 12% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 32% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 11% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 35% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 39% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone 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
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Not available Post-secondary certificate 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

  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $18.80 hourly, $39,100 annual
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Employment (2012) 32,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 19,300
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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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