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53-5021.02 - Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge

Supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.

Sample of reported job titles: Barge Mate, Cargo Mate, Coastal Tug Mate, Deck Engineer, Mate, Relief Master, Relief Mate, Training Mate, Tugboat Mate, Vessel Master

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Tasks

  • Steer vessels, using navigational devices, such as compasses or sextants, or navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assume command of vessels in the event that ships' masters become incapacitated. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect equipment, such as cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment, visual-signaling equipment, or fishing, towing, or dredging gear, to detect problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, or repaired. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe loading or unloading of cargo or equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise crews in cleaning or maintaining decks, superstructures, or bridges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe water from ships' mastheads to advise on navigational direction. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Alarm systems — Fire alarm switches; 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.
  • Binoculars — Surveillance binoculars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Sheave blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bridge cranes — Electric deck cranes; Grabbing cranes; Hydraulic deck cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Centrifugal pumps — Centrifugal cargo pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cinch rescue loops — Rescue slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses — Dividers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Depth gauges — Echo sounders; Sounding rods; Sounding tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses; Navigational compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — First aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers; Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers; Portable water fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire pump sets — Emergency fire pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire retardant apparel — Firefighting suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire suppression system — Carbon dioxide CO2 fire extinguishing systems; Carbon dioxide CO2 flooding systems; Foam fire extinguishing systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Pyrotechnic distress signals 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.
  • 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 — Immersion suits 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 vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifeboats or liferafts — Life rafts; Totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft TEMPSC 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.
  • Marine craft communications systems — Bridge to bridge radiotelephones; High frequency HF radiotelephone systems; Ultra high frequency UHF radiotelephone systems; Voice pipes (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine signaling systems — Semaphores; Ship's whistles; Signal flags; Signal lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Parallel plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio navigation instruments — Radio direction finders RDF See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rope float lines — Line throwing appliances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rotary pumps — Rotary displacement pumps 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.
  • Screw Pumps — Screw displacement pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sextants See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Lifting slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sonars — Fathometer sonar equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Parallel rules See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telegraph sounders — Electric telegraphs; Mechanical telegraphs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Triangles — Drafting triangles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vehicle navigation systems — Automatic radar plotting aids ARPA; Dynamic positioning DP systems; Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS; Long range navigation LORAN systems (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vehicular global positioning system GPS — Differential global positioning systems DGPS; Global positioning systems GPS 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.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — KNMI TurboWin; 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.
  • Route navigation software — Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral; Maptech The CAPN See more occupations related to this technology.

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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.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. 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.

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Skills

  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. 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.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine geographic coordinates. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange maintenance activities. 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.
  • Adjust routes or speeds as necessary. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 95% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 93% responded “More than 40 hours.” 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 — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 73% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 72% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 67% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 58% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 54% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 73% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 47% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 41% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 44% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 41% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 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 — 31% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 31% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 31% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 32% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 40% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 39% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 29% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 32% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — 34% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 39% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
46   Post-secondary certificate Help
16   High school diploma or equivalent Help
15   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ERC

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. 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.
  • 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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.

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Work Values

  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. 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

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Median wages (2014) $34.78 hourly, $72,340 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 35,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 21,300
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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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