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15-1131.00 - Computer Programmers

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Sample of reported job titles: Analyst Programmer, Application Programmer Analyst, Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Internet Programmer, Java Developer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Web Applications Programmer, Web Programmer

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
86   Core
Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
85   Core
Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
84   Core
Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
79   Core
Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.
76   Core
Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
74   Core
Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
65   Core
Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language.
64   Core
Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the program.
63   Core
Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs.
57   Core
Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer.
57   Core
Write or contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users.
57   Core
Investigate whether networks, workstations, the central processing unit of the system, or peripheral equipment are responding to a program's instructions.
56   Core
Assign, coordinate, and review work and activities of programming personnel.
63   Supplemental
Train subordinates in programming and program coding.
56   Supplemental
Develop Web sites.
49   Supplemental
Train users on the use and function of computer programs.
46   Supplemental
Collaborate with computer manufacturers and other users to develop new programming methods.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Access software — Citrix Hot technology
  • Analytical or scientific software — SAS Hot technology ; Simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis SPICE; StataCorp Stata Hot technology ; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology (see all 6 examples)
  • Application server software — Oracle WebLogic Server Hot technology ; Red Hat WildFly Hot technology
  • Backup or archival software — Veritas NetBackup Hot technology
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot technology ; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Hot technology ; Qlik Tech QlikView Hot technology ; Tableau Hot technology (see all 5 examples)
  • Communications server software — IBM Domino Hot technology
  • Compiler and decompiler software — Command interpreters; Just-in-time compiler; Stage compiler; Threaded code compiler (see all 14 examples)
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Bentley MicroStation Hot technology ; Computer aided design and drafting CADD software; Dassault Systemes CATIA Hot technology
  • Configuration management software — Chef Hot technology ; IBM Rational ClearCase; Perforce Helix software Hot technology ; Puppet Hot technology (see all 5 examples)
  • Content workflow software — Atlassian JIRA Hot technology ; Emerald Software Group Emerald Green Office; Workflow software
  • Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop Hot technology ; MongoDB Hot technology ; Oracle PL/SQL Hot technology ; Structured Query Report SQR (see all 18 examples)
  • Data base reporting software — Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Hot technology ; ReCrystallize Crystal Reports; SAP Crystal Reports Hot technology
  • Data base user interface and query software — Apache Hive Hot technology ; Data entry software Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Transact-SQL Hot technology (see all 11 examples)
  • Data mining software — Google Analytics Hot technology
  • Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher Hot technology
  • Development environment software — Apache Maven Hot technology ; C Hot technology ; Microsoft PowerShell Hot technology ; Verilog Hot technology (see all 55 examples)
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology ; Virage VS Archive
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Exchange Server Hot technology
  • Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML Hot technology ; IBM WebSphere Hot technology ; Progress Sonic ESB; SAP NetWeaver BW (see all 7 examples)
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Microsoft Dynamics Hot technology ; NetSuite ERP Hot technology ; Oracle Fusion Applications Hot technology ; SAP Hot technology (see all 10 examples)
  • Enterprise system management software — IBM Power Systems software Hot technology ; Microsoft Systems Management Server; Splunk Enterprise Hot technology
  • File versioning software — Apache Subversion SVN Hot technology ; Git Hot technology
  • Financial analysis software — Delphi Technology Hot technology ; Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Hot technology
  • Graphical user interface development software — Basis BBx VisualPRO/5; Graphical user interfaces GUI
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Microsoft Visio Hot technology (see all 6 examples)
  • Human resources software — Human resource management software HRMS Hot technology
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software Hot technology ; Geographic information system GIS software Hot technology
  • Medical software — Epic Systems Hot technology
  • Metadata management software — CA Erwin Data Modeler Hot technology
  • Network monitoring software — Nagios Hot technology ; Network intrusion prevention systems NIPS; Snort; Wireshark Hot technology
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Virtual private networking VPN software Hot technology
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++ Hot technology ; jQuery Hot technology ; Oracle Java Hot technology ; Python Hot technology (see all 28 examples)
  • Object oriented data base management software — Hibernate ORM Hot technology ; Microsoft Visual FoxPro; PostgreSQL Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software — Bash Hot technology ; KornShell Hot technology ; Linux Hot technology ; Ubuntu Hot technology (see all 11 examples)
  • Portal server software — Apache HTTP Server Hot technology
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Program testing software — Hewlett Packard LoadRunner Hot technology ; JUnit Hot technology ; Selenium Hot technology ; Symbolic debugger software (see all 7 examples)
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology ; Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — Unified modeling language UML Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — McAfee Hot technology
  • Transaction server software — Customer information control system CICS Hot technology
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Hot technology ; CoffeeCup The HTML Editor; Microsoft FrontPage
  • Web platform development software — AJAX Hot technology ; Drupal Hot technology ; LAMP Stack Hot technology ; Spring Framework Hot technology (see all 26 examples)
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Computer servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers — Mainframe operating systems
  • Serial port cards

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
97 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
63 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
62 
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.
60 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
58 
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.
57 
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.
47 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
45 
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.
44 
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
44 
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.
39 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
37 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
36 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
35 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
28 
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
27 
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
26 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
25 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
25 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
17 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
16 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
14 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
13 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
12 
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.
11 
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.
10 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
4 
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.
2 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
2 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
1 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
0 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
0 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
0 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
94 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
69 
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.
69 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
69 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
63 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
60 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
60 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
53 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
53 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
53 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
53 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
53 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
53 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
44 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
44 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
41 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
41 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
38 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
35 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
31 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
31 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
31 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
28 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
25 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
25 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
6 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
3 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
0 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
0 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
72 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
69 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
69 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
69 
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).
69 
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.
63 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
56 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
56 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
53 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
53 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
53 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
53 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
50 
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.
50 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
50 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
47 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
47 
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.
47 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
38 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
31 
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.
31 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31 
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).
25 
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.
25 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
25 
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.
25 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
25 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
22 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
19 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
16 
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.
13 
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.
10 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
6 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
0 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
0 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
0 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
0 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
0 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
0 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
0 
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.
0 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
0 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
0 
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.
0 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
0 
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.
0 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
0 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
0 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
0 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
0 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
99 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
90 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
88 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
88 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
86 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
84 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
81 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
79 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
78 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
72 
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.
71 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
65 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
65 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
64 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
64 
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.
63 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
61 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
61 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
61 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
52 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
45 
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.
45 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
45 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
44 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
40 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
39 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
35 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
34 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
29 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
29 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
29 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
27 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
26 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
22 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
20 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
17 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
16 
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.
15 
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
13 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
13 
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.
8 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Write computer programming code.
  • Test software performance.
  • Resolve computer software problems.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Document design or development procedures.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Prepare instruction manuals.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities.
  • Supervise information technology personnel.
  • Design websites or web applications.
  • Develop computer or online applications.
  • Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


100     Every day
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


90     Continually or almost continually
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


64     Extremely important
17     Fairly important
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


41     Extremely important
40     Very important
17     Important
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


66     Constant contact with others
20     Occasional contact with others
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


40     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


24     40 hours
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


46     Highly competitive
39     Moderately competitive
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


28     A lot of freedom
29     Some freedom
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


25     A lot of freedom
31     Some freedom
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


33     Every day
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


20     More than half the time
36     Never
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


20     Very important results
17     Important results
22     Moderate results
40     Minor results
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


28     Important
31     Not important at all
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


14     Extremely important
11     Very important
17     Fairly important
16     Not important at all
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


12     Very high responsibility
24     High responsibility
39     Limited responsibility
20     No responsibility
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


51     Once a month or more but not every week
29     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


22     Very serious
17     Not serious at all
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


30     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
31     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


23     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a month or more but not every week
36     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


23     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
35     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


14     Extremely important
22     Important
29     Fairly important
35     Not important at all
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


15     Not at all automated
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


26     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


26     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


49     Less than half the time
45     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


45     Less than half the time
48     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


83     No responsibility
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


26     Less than half the time
74     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


20     Less than half the time
80     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


90     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


11     Once a year or more but not every month
88     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


93     Not important at all
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


95     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


96     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


95     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


97     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


97     Never
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


98     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


100     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


100     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


100     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


100     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


100     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


100     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


100     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


100     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


100     Never
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


100     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
88   Bachelor's degree
9   Associate's degree
3   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.
78 
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.
39 
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.
33 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
17 
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.
17 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
99 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
94 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
91 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
89 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
89 
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.
86 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
86 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
85 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
82 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
78 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
76 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
75 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
73 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
68 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
62 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
55 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78 
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.
75 
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.
67 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
67 
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.
56 
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.
22 
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2017) $39.54 hourly, $82,240 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2016) 295,000 employees
Projected growth (2016-2026) Decline (-2% or lower) Decline (-2% or lower)
Projected job openings (2016-2026) 15,500
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2016)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data external site and 2016-2026 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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