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15-1199.07 - Data Warehousing Specialists

Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

Sample of reported job titles: Data Warehouse Analyst, Data Warehouse Manager, Data Warehouse Solution Architect

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
86   Core
Develop data warehouse process models, including sourcing, loading, transformation, and extraction.
86   Core
Verify the structure, accuracy, or quality of warehouse data.
81   Core
Map data between source systems, data warehouses, and data marts.
78   Core
Develop and implement data extraction procedures from other systems, such as administration, billing, or claims.
77   Core
Design and implement warehouse database structures.
74   Core
Develop or maintain standards, such as organization, structure, or nomenclature, for the design of data warehouse elements, such as data architectures, models, tools, and databases.
73   Core
Provide or coordinate troubleshooting support for data warehouses.
73   Core
Write new programs or modify existing programs to meet customer requirements, using current programming languages and technologies.
72   Core
Design, implement, or operate comprehensive data warehouse systems to balance optimization of data access with batch loading and resource utilization factors, according to customer requirements.
71   Core
Perform system analysis, data analysis or programming, using a variety of computer languages and procedures.
70   Core
Create supporting documentation, such as metadata and diagrams of entity relationships, business processes, and process flow.
68   Core
Create or implement metadata processes and frameworks.
66   Core
Review designs, codes, test plans, or documentation to ensure quality.
65   Core
Create plans, test files, and scripts for data warehouse testing, ranging from unit to integration testing.
65   Core
Select methods, techniques, or criteria for data warehousing evaluative procedures.
64   Core
Implement business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies.
58   Core
Prepare functional or technical documentation for data warehouses.
54   Core
Test software systems or applications for software enhancements or new products.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics Hot technology ; SAS Hot technology ; StataCorp Stata Hot technology ; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology
  • Application server software — Oracle WebLogic Server 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 ; TIBCO Spotfire (see all 6 examples)
  • Clustering software — Aster Data nCluster
  • Communications server software — IBM Domino Hot technology
  • Configuration management software — Perforce Helix software Hot technology
  • Content workflow software — Atlassian JIRA Hot technology
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge Hot technology
  • Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop Hot technology ; MongoDB Hot technology ; Oracle PL/SQL Hot technology ; Teradata Database Hot technology (see all 24 examples)
  • Data base reporting software — IBM Netezza TwinFin; Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Hot technology ; Oracle SQL Loader; SAP Crystal Reports Hot technology (see all 5 examples)
  • Data base user interface and query software — Apache Hive Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Structured query language SQL Hot technology ; Teradata BTEQ (see all 8 examples)
  • Data mining software — Rapid-I RapidMiner; SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse; Teradata Parallel Transporter; Teradata Tpump (see all 5 examples)
  • Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher Hot technology
  • Development environment software — C Hot technology ; Common business oriented language COBOL Hot technology ; Eclipse IDE Hot technology ; Microsoft .NET Framework Hot technology (see all 10 examples)
  • Document management software — Teradata FastExport
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML Hot technology ; IBM WebSphere Hot technology ; SMSi Twister Data Integrator; Talend Open Studio (see all 6 examples)
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — IBM Clarity Systems Clarity; NetSuite ERP Hot technology ; Oracle PeopleSoft Hot technology ; SAP Hot technology (see all 7 examples)
  • Enterprise system management software — Splunk Enterprise Hot technology
  • File versioning software — Apache Subversion SVN Hot technology
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Microsoft Visio Hot technology
  • Information retrieval or search software — Apache Avro
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software Hot technology
  • Metadata management software — CA Erwin Data Modeler Hot technology ; Oracle Warehouse Builder; Pentaho Kettle; SAS Data Integration Server (see all 16 examples)
  • Network monitoring software — Nagios Hot technology
  • Object or component oriented development software — Advanced business application programming ABAP Hot technology ; Objective C Hot technology ; Oracle Java Hot technology ; Python Hot technology (see all 9 examples)
  • Object oriented data base management software — PostgreSQL Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software — Bash Hot technology ; Hewlett Packard HP-UX Hot technology ; Linux Hot technology ; Oracle Solaris Hot technology (see all 11 examples)
  • Portal server software — Apache HTTP Server Hot technology
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • 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 ; Symantec Hot technology
  • Transaction server software — Customer information control system CICS Hot technology
  • Web platform development software — Ruby on Rails Hot technology
  • 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 — Storage servers
  • Desktop computers
  • High end computer servers — Data warehouse appliances
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
82 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
56 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
55 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
51 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
47 
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.
40 
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.
36 
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.
31 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
31 
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.
28 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
26 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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.
23 
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.
19 
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.
15 
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.
15 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
13 
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.
9 
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.
7 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
5 
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.
4 
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.
4 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
3 
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.
3 
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.
2 
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.
2 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
2 
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.
1 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
1 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
0 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
0 
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.
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.
0 
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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
72 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
69 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
66 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
63 
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.
63 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
60 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
60 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
56 
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.
56 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
53 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
50 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
50 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
47 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
47 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
44 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
44 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
41 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
41 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
41 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
41 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
41 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
38 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
35 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
28 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
22 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
22 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
19 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
16 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
3 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
3 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
72 
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).
72 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
66 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
63 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
63 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
63 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
60 
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.
60 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53 
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).
53 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
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 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
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.
50 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
41 
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.
41 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
38 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
35 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
31 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
28 
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.
28 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
22 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
22 
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).
22 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
19 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
16 
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.
16 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
6 
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.
6 
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.
3 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
0 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
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 
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.
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 
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.
89 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
87 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
86 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
81 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
76 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
74 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
74 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
73 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
69 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
68 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
63 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
61 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
59 
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.
57 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
53 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
50 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
50 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
49 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
48 
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.
47 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
46 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
46 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
42 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
40 
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.
39 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
38 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
36 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
33 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
31 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
28 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
21 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
15 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
12 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
12 
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.
10 
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.
6 
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.
2 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
2 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
2 
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.
0 
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.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Evaluate data quality.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
  • Develop procedures for data management.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Design software applications.
  • Write computer programming code.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Document operational procedures.
  • Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures.
  • Test software performance.

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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?


86     Continually or almost continually
14     More than half the time
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


96     Every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


55     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


57     Extremely important
35     Very important
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


50     Every day
36     Once a week or more but not every day
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


39     Extremely important
52     Very important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


22     A lot of freedom
65     Some freedom
13     Limited freedom
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


48     More than 40 hours
52     40 hours
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?


17     A lot of freedom
57     Some freedom
26     Limited freedom
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?


39     Contact with others most of the time
39     Contact with others about half the time
13     Occasional contact with others
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?


22     Extremely important
39     Very important
17     Fairly important
13     Not important at all
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


30     Once a week or more but not every day
48     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


48     Important results
30     Moderate results
22     Minor results
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


26     Continually or almost continually
17     More than half the time
13     About half the time
26     Less than half the time
17     Never
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


26     Very important
35     Important
22     Fairly important
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


30     Highly competitive
43     Moderately competitive
22     Slightly competitive
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?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
39     Once a month or more but not every week
39     Once a year or more but not every month
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


74     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
17     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
45     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


13     High responsibility
35     Moderate responsibility
39     Limited responsibility
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
48     Once a month or more but not every week
26     Once a year or more but not every month
13     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


13     Highly automated
22     Moderately automated
57     Slightly automated
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


13     Very serious
30     Serious
22     Fairly serious
35     Not serious 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?


22     Continually or almost continually
22     Less than half the time
52     Never
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     Once a month or more but not every week
39     Once a year or more but not every month
30     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


17     Very important
13     Important
13     Fairly important
57     Not important at all
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


57     Once a year or more but not every month
30     Never
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?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
65     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


74     Less than half the time
26     Never
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


26     Limited responsibility
65     No responsibility
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


43     Less than half the time
57     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


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


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


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


91     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


13     Less than half the time
87     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


95     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


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


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


96     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?


96     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


100     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 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 Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


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
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


100     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


100     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.)


100     Not important at all
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


100     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


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
78   Bachelor's degree
4   High school diploma or equivalent Help
4   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
78 
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.
61 
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.
33 
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 
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.
11 
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.
11 
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
98 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
88 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
84 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
82 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
79 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
79 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
78 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
76 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
76 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
74 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
71 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
65 
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.
61 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
57 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
44 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
35 
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
83 
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.
72 
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.
50 
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.
50 
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.
28 
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 data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Employment data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Industry data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.

Median wages (2017) $42.56 hourly, $88,510 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2016) 287,000 employees
Projected growth (2016-2026) Average (5% to 9%) Average (5% to 9%)
Projected job openings (2016-2026) 22,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2016)
Government (31% employed in this sector)

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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