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27-1012.00 - Craft Artists

Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

Sample of reported job titles: Artist, Ceramic Artist, Designer, Fiber Artist, Fine Craft Artist, Furniture Maker, Glass Artist, Glass Blower, Goldsmith, Hand-Weaver

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
91   Core
Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
87   Core
Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, or machinery.
79   Core
Apply finishes to objects being crafted.
79   Core
Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects.
77   Core
Select materials for use based on strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size, malleability and other characteristics.
72   Core
Advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures.
70   Core
Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes.
69   Core
Plan and attend craft shows to market products.
67   Core
Create prototypes or models of objects to be crafted.
66   Core
Confer with customers to assess customer needs or obtain feedback.
64   Core
Fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production.
60   Core
Develop product packaging, display, and pricing strategies.
55   Core
Research craft trends, venues, and customer buying patterns to inspire designs and marketing strategies.
55   Core
Sketch or draw objects to be crafted.
30   Supplemental
Develop designs using specialized computer software.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air brushes — Artists' air brushes
  • Air cleaners — Dust collectors
  • Air compressors — Electric air compressors; Gas-powered air compressors
  • Angle gauge — Digital angle gauges
  • Angle measuring instrument — Degree gauges
  • Anvils — Bench anvils
  • Applicator brushes — Flux brushes; Glue brushes
  • Artist knives — Encaustic scrapers
  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine — Polishing bench lathes
  • Bastard cut file — Bastard hand files
  • Belt and disc sander — Belt sanders
  • Bench scales — Digital scales
  • Bench vises — Bench pins; Workbench vises
  • Bending machines — Steam bending tools
  • Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners
  • Blade sharpener — Tool sharpeners
  • Blow torch — Butane torches
  • Bobbins or bobbin holders — Thread bobbins
  • Boring machines — Line boring machines
  • Burnisher — Burnishing tools
  • C clamps
  • Calipers — Digital calipers
  • Calligraphy pens
  • Candlemaking accessories — Wick setters
  • Candlemaking forms — Candle molds
  • Carving tools — Carving knives; Carving mallets
  • Clay or modeling tools — Ceramic loop tools; Clay cutters; Slab rollers; Tile presses (see all 23 examples)
  • Combination pliers — Half-round pliers
  • Commercial use molds — Soap molds
  • Coping saw — Coping saws
  • Corner clamps
  • Crochet hooks
  • Cross and straight pein hammer — Chasing hammers; Jewelers' planishing hammers
  • Cutting die — Disc cutter dies
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Flush cutters
  • Domestic clothing irons — Steam irons
  • Dovetail machine — Dovetail jigs
  • Dressmakers ruler — Sewing rulers
  • Drill press or radial drill — Benchtop drill presses; Floor mount drill presses; Mini drill presses
  • Drum sander — Drum sanders
  • Drying cabinets or ovens — Drying cabinets
  • Dye sublimination printers — Image sublimation printers
  • Ear plugs — Hearing protection plugs
  • Edge bander — Edge banding machines
  • Electrolytic bath machine — Electroplating machines
  • Extruders for modeling materials — Handheld clay extruders
  • Fabric frame — Quilting frames
  • Fabric or cloth folding machines — Bias tape machines
  • Facial shields — Face shields
  • Felting machines — Feltmaking machines
  • Floor looms
  • Gas burners — Bunsen burners
  • Glass blowing instrument — Bead shaping molds; Blowhoses; Push and blow tubes; Stainless steel mandrels (see all 13 examples)
  • Glass cutters — Glass cutting shears; Glass rod nippers; Spring-loaded tubing cutters
  • Grinding machines — Ball mills
  • Half round file — Half-round hand files; Half-round needle files
  • Hammers — Bush hammers; Riveting hammers; Texturing hammers
  • Hand looms — Inkle looms; Lap looms; Small hand looms; Tapestry looms
  • Handheld thermometer — Digital thermometers
  • Heat guns — Electric heat guns
  • Height gauges
  • Hex keys — Allen wrenches
  • Hold down clamps — Hold-down clamps
  • Hose or pipe clamps — Pipe clamps
  • Hydrometers — Digital hydrometers
  • Inkjet printers — Color inkjet printers
  • Jewellers pliers — Jewelers' chain-nose pliers; Jewelers' crimper pliers; Jewelers' solder cutting pliers; Jewelers' wire looping pliers (see all 8 examples)
  • Jewelry mandrels — Ring mandrels
  • Jigsaw — Jigsaws
  • Kiln accessories for firing ceramics — Kiln oxygen probes; Kiln ventilation hoods
  • Kiln furniture — Ceramic bead bars; Kiln carts
  • Kilns for firing ceramics — Electric kilns; Gas kilns; Pottery kilns; Raku kilns (see all 5 examples)
  • Lapping machine — Reciprocating lapping machines
  • Levels — Laser levels; Precision levels
  • Lighters — Torch igniters
  • Loupes — Jewelers' loupes
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders — Credit card machines
  • Mallets — Dead blow mallets; Rawhide mallets
  • Masks or accessories — Dust masks
  • Mechanical or ultrasonic metal cleaner — Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers
  • Mini pliers — Bail shaping pliers
  • Miter saw — Chop saws
  • Moisture meters — Moisture monitors
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Paint brushes — Artists' paint brushes; Stencil brushes
  • Paint sprayers — Paint spray guns
  • Palette knives — Artists' palette knives
  • Palettes for paint or ink mixing — Artists' palettes
  • Paper drilling machines — Paper drills
  • Personal computers
  • pH meters — pH indicators
  • Photo print dryer — Flashdryers
  • Photocopiers — Thermofaxes
  • Picks — Soldering picks
  • Pipettes for paint or dye mixing — Paint mixing pipettes
  • Planes — Bench planes; Hand planes; Smoothing planes
  • Pneumatic hammer — Pneumatic chisels
  • Polariscopes — Strain viewers
  • Potters wheels for hand made ceramics — Electric potters wheels; Kick wheels
  • Power buffers — Buffing tools
  • Power drills — Cordless power drills; Diamond core drills
  • Power grinders — Dressing wheels; Stone or metal grinders
  • Power nail guns — Brad nailers; Pin nailers
  • Power planes — Planing equipment
  • Power routers — Heavy duty fixed base routers; Portable routers; Rabbeting routers
  • Power saws — Circular saws; Panel saws; Table saws; Tile saws
  • Power scissors — Disc cutters
  • Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers
  • Power staple guns
  • Printing presses — Manual production printing presses; Tabletop printing presses
  • Protective gloves — Heat resistant gloves
  • Protractors
  • Pry bars
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Center punches; Punch sets
  • Punching pliers — Hole-punching pliers
  • Pyrometers — Digital pyrometers
  • Rasps — Riffler rasps; Steel rasps
  • Remote reading thermometers — Non-contact thermometers
  • Respirators — Dust and particulate respirators
  • Rotary paper or fabric cutter — Fabric cutters; Rotary cutters
  • Rulers — Graphic arts rulers
  • Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses
  • Sand blasting machine — Sandblasting guns
  • Saw guide — Miter gauges
  • Sawing machines — Compound miter saws
  • Saws — Handsaws; Jewelers' saws; Trim saws
  • Scrapers for paint application — Paint scrapers
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
  • Scribers — Double-ended etching scribes; Scoring knives; Scribing tools
  • Scroll saw — Scroll saws
  • Seam ripper — Seam rippers
  • Sewing machines — Machine quilters
  • Sewing needles — Punch needles
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Tool sharpening stones
  • Silk screen arc lamps — Silk screen exposure units
  • Silk screen screens — Aluminum silkscreening screens
  • Silk screen squeegees — Silk-screening squeegees
  • Silk screen vacuum printing frames — Silk-screening roller frames
  • Spatulas — Encaustic spatulas; Flexible ink spatulas
  • Specialty brushes — Angled paint brushes; Round short handle brushes
  • Spirit burners — Alcohol lamps
  • Squares — Engineers squares
  • Stamping dies or punches — Bead press machines
  • Stonemason chisel — Stone carving chisels; Stone carving knives
  • Straight edges — Precision straightedges
  • T squares — Layout T-squares
  • Table looms — Rigid heddle looms; Tabletop looms
  • Tablet computers
  • Templates — Design templates; Woodworking templates
  • Tenoner or tenoning machine — Mortise and tenon jigs
  • Thermal tape printers — Heat transfer printers
  • Thermocouples — Theromcouples
  • Tile cutter — Tile cutters
  • Tongs — Dipping tongs; Raku tongs
  • Triple beam balances — Triple beam scales
  • Tumblers or polishers — Finishing tumblers
  • Tweezers — Cross-lock tweezers; Mashing tweezers; Solder tweezers
  • Utility knives — Linoleum cutters
  • Viscosimeters — Digital viscosometers
  • Warping machine — Warping mills
  • Wet or dry combination vacuum cleaners — Shop vacuums
  • Wire gauge — Jewelers' wire gauges
  • Wood burning tools — Woodburning tool sets
  • Wood chisels — Wood carving chisels; Wood carving skews
  • Wood gouge — Wood carving gouges
  • Wood mannequins — Modeling stands
  • Wool comb — Wool combs
  • Yarn assembly winder — Conewinders

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — John Hesselberth and Ron Roy GlazeMaster
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — DRAWSTITCH Artistic Sewing Suite; Embroidery design software; Floriani MDQ My Decorative Quilter; Pattern design software (see all 5 examples)
  • Electronic mail software — Email software
  • Instant messaging software — Twitter
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Point of sale POS software — Sales management software
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook Hot technology

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

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
72 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
71 
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.
70 
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.
70 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
69 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
50 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
43 
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.
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.
42 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
41 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
39 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
36 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
33 
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.
31 
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.
25 
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.
24 
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.
24 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
19 
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.
18 
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.
18 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
17 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
16 
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.
15 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
13 
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.
12 
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.
12 
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.
5 
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.
3 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
3 
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.
2 
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.
0 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
53 
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.
53 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
53 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
50 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
50 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
47 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
47 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
44 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
41 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
41 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
38 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
38 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
38 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
35 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
31 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
31 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
31 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
31 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
28 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
28 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
28 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
28 
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.
25 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
22 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
22 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
22 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
22 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
10 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
6 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
72 
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.
72 
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.
69 
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.
69 
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.
66 
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).
63 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
60 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
60 
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.
56 
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).
53 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
53 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
50 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
50 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
50 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
50 
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.
50 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
47 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
47 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
44 
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.
44 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
38 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
38 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
38 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
35 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
31 
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.
31 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
31 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
31 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
28 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
28 
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.
28 
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.
28 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
28 
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.
28 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
25 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
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 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
22 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
16 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
13 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
6 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
3 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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
90 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
74 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
70 
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.
69 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
69 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
66 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
63 
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.
61 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
58 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
56 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
55 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
52 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
52 
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.
52 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
50 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
49 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
48 
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.
48 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
45 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
43 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
43 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
42 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
41 
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.
37 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
36 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
33 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
31 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
31 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
28 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
28 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
27 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
26 
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.
22 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
21 
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.
21 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
20 
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.
17 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
17 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
15 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
15 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
14 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.
  • Build models, patterns, or templates.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Monitor current trends.

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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?


64     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


68     Continually or almost continually
24     More than half the time
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


36     Extremely important
52     Very important
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?


48     A lot of freedom
20     Some freedom
24     Limited freedom
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?


52     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Never
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


48     A lot of freedom
16     Some freedom
20     Limited freedom
12     Very little freedom
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


29     Continually or almost continually
42     More than half the time
21     About half the time
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


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


60     More than 40 hours
20     40 hours
20     Less than 40 hours
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


28     Extremely competitive
32     Highly competitive
24     Moderately competitive
12     Slightly competitive
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


40     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


12     Every day
44     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


24     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


20     Extremely important
40     Very important
20     Important
12     Fairly important
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


40     Every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


36     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


33     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a year or more but not every month
21     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?


20     Extremely important
24     Very important
28     Important
20     Fairly important
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


17     Continually or almost continually
29     More than half the time
17     About half the time
38     Less than half the time
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


13     Continually or almost continually
38     More than half the time
17     About half the time
29     Less than half the time
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?


16     Constant contact with others
24     Contact with others most of the time
16     Contact with others about half the time
44     Occasional contact with others
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


28     Every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


20     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


29     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a year or more but not every month
33     Never
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


16     Very important results
16     Important results
36     Moderate results
24     No results
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?


32     Every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Once a year or more but not every month
24     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
20     Very serious
20     Serious
16     Fairly serious
28     Not serious at all
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
44     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
16     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?


16     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
36     Never
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


17     High responsibility
42     Limited responsibility
25     No responsibility
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


16     Every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
44     Never
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


16     Moderately close (at arm's length)
20     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
16     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
40     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


28     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


21     More than half the time
50     Less than half the time
21     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


16     Very important
40     Fairly important
32     Not important at all
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?


21     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
38     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


40     Once a month or more but not every week
44     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?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
75     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


20     High responsibility
28     Limited responsibility
44     No responsibility
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


16     Once a week or more but not every day
52     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


52     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
48     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


20     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
48     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


12     More than half the time
40     Less than half the time
40     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


76     Once a year or more but not every month
20     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
54     Never
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


12     Important
20     Fairly important
60     Not important at all
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


48     Less than half the time
44     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.)


20     Fairly important
68     Not important at all
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


28     Less than half the time
68     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


24     Slightly automated
68     Not at all automated
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


12     Once a month or more but not every week
80     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


12     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?


20     Less than half the time
76     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


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


16     Once a year or more but not every month
84     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


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


100     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
24   Bachelor's degree
20   Less than high school diploma
16   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.
78 
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.
72 
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 
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.
11 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
6 
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
92 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
83 
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.
82 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
81 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
81 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
79 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
77 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
68 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
67 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
65 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
61 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
58 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
51 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
45 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
35 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
28 
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 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
45 
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 
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.
17 
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.
11 
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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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

27-1013.00 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
27-1023.00 Floral Designers
49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
51-5113.00 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand
51-9071.01 Jewelers
51-9071.07 Precious Metal Workers
51-9151.00 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers
51-9195.05 Potters, Manufacturing

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $14.77 hourly, $30,720 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 11,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 2,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Self-Employed (56% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Craft and fine artists external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.

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