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25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

Sample of reported job titles: Automotive Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Business Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Flight Instructor, Instructor, Medical Assistant Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Professor, Teacher

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
87   Core
Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
86   Core
Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
82   Core
Determine training needs of students or workers.
81   Core
Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
79   Core
Prepare reports and maintain records, such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
77   Core
Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
76   Core
Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
74   Core
Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
72   Core
Develop teaching aids, such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
72   Core
Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
72   Core
Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
71   Core
Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training.
71   Core
Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
69   Core
Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
65   Core
Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.
55   Core
Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
53   Supplemental
Acquire, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment and tools.
48   Supplemental
Serve on faculty and school committees concerned with budgeting, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
47   Supplemental
Review enrollment applications and correspond with applicants to obtain additional information.
46   Supplemental
Arrange for lectures by experts in designated fields.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
  • Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard Hot technology ; Career management systems CMS; Data entry software Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Medical software — Medical procedure coding software Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Anatomical human mannequins for medical education or training — Educational anatomy models
  • Bar code reader equipment — Handheld bar code readers
  • Battery hydrometer — Battery conductance testers
  • Bearing fitting tool kits — Cam bearing driver sets
  • Brake drum lathe — Brake drum lathes
  • Brake repair kits — Brake shoe adjusting gauges; Brake spoons; Brake spring removers
  • Brake spring pliers
  • Calipers — Digital calipers
  • Clutch repair kits — Clutch alignment sets
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital camcorders; Digital video cameras
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
  • Domestic hair dryers — Blowdryers; Stationary hairdryers
  • Electric hair clipper — Hair clippers
  • Electric vehicle charging kit — Refrigerant charging stations
  • Electronic reader or E-reader — E-readers
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits
  • Engine tune up tester — Engine analyzers
  • Engravers — Laser engravers
  • Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
  • Flat nose pliers — Boot clamp pliers
  • Glue guns — Hot glue guns
  • Hair combs or brushes — Hairbrushes
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks
  • Handheld thermometer — Electronic thermometers
  • High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Hold down clamps — Hose clamps
  • Hole punching units — Hole punchers
  • Industrial hydraulic press — Hydraulic presses
  • Injectors — Dye injectors
  • Inkjet printers — Poster printers
  • Label making machines — Label makers
  • Laminators — Laminating equipment
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid level controls or instruments — Coolant testers
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen tanks
  • Mercury blood pressure units — Manual blood pressure cuffs
  • Micrometers — Brake disc micrometers; Brake drum micrometers
  • Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
  • Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
  • MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
  • Nebulizer or accessories — Handheld nebulizers
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Ophthalmic lensometers — Optometric lensometers
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Otoscopes
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
  • Paper cutters or refills — Paper cutters
  • Patient restraint boards or accessories — Arm board stabilizers
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air chisel sets
  • Pneumatic vacuum equipment — Brake bleeders
  • Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
  • Power grease gun — Handheld grease guns
  • Power steering tuning cable — Power steering pump pulleys
  • Pressure gauge — Ball gauges; Hydraulic pressure gauge sets
  • Pressure indicators — Cooling system pressure testers
  • Pressure regulator — Air pressure regulators
  • Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
  • Ratchets — Air ratchets
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners
  • Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
  • Screwdrivers — Screwdriver sets
  • Shears — Hair cutting shears
  • Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
  • Soldering iron — Soldering guns
  • Sound detector — Automotive stethoscopes
  • Spark plug gap gauge — Spark plug feeler gauges
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Spirometers
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Autoclave sterilizers
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Dressing forceps
  • Swiveling barber chair — Shampoo chairs
  • Tablet computers
  • Taps — Tap and die sets
  • Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
  • Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
  • Tire pressure gauge — Tire pressure gauges
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
  • Vehicle jack — Vehicle jack stands
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
  • Web cameras — Webcams
  • Wheel alignment equipment — Wheel aligners
  • Wheel balancing equipment — Wheel balancers

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
89 
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.
87 
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.
73 
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 
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.
52 
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.
51 
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.
46 
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.
43 
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.
39 
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.
38 
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.
38 
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.
36 
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.
36 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
34 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
34 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
32 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
25 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
24 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
24 
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.
18 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
18 
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.
18 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
18 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
17 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
17 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
14 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
14 
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.
14 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
10 
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.
7 
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.
3 
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 
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.
1 
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
81 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
75 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
75 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72 
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.
72 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
66 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
63 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
63 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
63 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
56 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
50 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
44 
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.
41 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
41 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
41 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
38 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
31 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
25 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
25 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
25 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
25 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
22 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
19 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
19 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
16 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
6 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
6 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
72 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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.
66 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
63 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
63 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
56 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
53 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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 
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).
50 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47 
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.
44 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
44 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
44 
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).
41 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
38 
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.
38 
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.
35 
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.
35 
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.
31 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
31 
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 
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.
28 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
28 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
25 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
25 
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.
25 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
25 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
25 
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.
25 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
25 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
22 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
22 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
22 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
19 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
19 
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.
16 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
16 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
16 
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.
16 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
16 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
13 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
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 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
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 
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.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
93 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
89 
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.
86 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
79 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
76 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
74 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
72 
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 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
72 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
71 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
71 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
70 
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.
69 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
69 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
69 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
68 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
64 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
63 
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.
62 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
62 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
61 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
60 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
58 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
58 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
58 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
58 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
56 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
54 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
52 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
50 
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.
47 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
45 
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.
44 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
42 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
42 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
29 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
28 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
25 
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.
22 
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.
18 
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.
18 
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)

  • Monitor student performance.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Teach vocational courses.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Select educational materials or equipment.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
  • Schedule instructional activities.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
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?


72     Constant contact with others
18     Contact with others most of the time
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


57     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


45     A lot of freedom
41     Some freedom
13     Limited freedom
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


71     Very close (near touching)
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?


54     A lot of freedom
21     Some freedom
24     Limited freedom
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


62     Extremely important
13     Very important
13     Important
11     Not important at all
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


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


51     Extremely important
26     Very important
20     Fairly important
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


25     Very important
28     Important
12     Fairly important
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


66     Every day
22     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


39     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


33     Very important
11     Important
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


20     Continually or almost continually
54     More than half the time
23     Less than half the time
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?


29     Continually or almost continually
34     More than half the time
16     Less than half the time
11     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?


36     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


11     Every day
49     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


28     Very high responsibility
24     High responsibility
16     Moderate responsibility
31     Limited responsibility
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?


13     Every day
34     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
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
26     Important results
24     Moderate results
20     Minor results
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


33     Very high responsibility
16     High responsibility
19     Limited responsibility
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


30     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Never
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?


11     Extremely important
44     Very important
23     Fairly important
13     Not important at all
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


11     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
34     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


12     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
28     About half the time
19     Less than half the time
12     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


19     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
11     About half the time
19     Less than half the time
21     Never
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


16     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


16     Extremely serious
27     Very serious
12     Serious
24     Fairly serious
20     Not serious at all
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


41     Every day
24     Once a year or more but not every month
33     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?


26     Every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
41     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


12     Extremely competitive
31     Moderately competitive
34     Slightly competitive
17     Not at all competitive
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


24     Highly automated
23     Moderately automated
13     Slightly automated
40     Not at all automated
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


11     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
39     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?
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


33     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
33     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


20     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
62     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


11     More than half the time
12     About half the time
20     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


61     Less than half the time
31     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.)


12     Very important
74     Not important at all
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
74     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?


22     Once a month or more but not every week
70     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


11     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


14     Once a year or more but not every month
74     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


40     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


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


48     Less than half the time
52     Never
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


88     Less than 40 hours
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


12     Once a year or more but not every month
79     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


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


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


19     Once a year or more but not every month
80     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


17     Less than half the time
83     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


17     Less than half the time
83     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


96     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?


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


96     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


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


99     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
44   Post-secondary certificate Help
24   Bachelor's degree
11   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
72 
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.
39 
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.
28 
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.
28 
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.
22 
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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
97 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
94 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
91 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
90 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
88 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
88 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
84 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
83 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
83 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
82 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
81 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
81 
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.
81 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
79 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
76 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
74 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
67 
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.
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 
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.
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.
56 
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.
33 
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $24.36 hourly, $50,660 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 139,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Average (5% to 8%) Average (5% to 8%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 33,600
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Educational Services (94% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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