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27-1025.00 - Interior Designers

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Sample of reported job titles: Decorating Consultant, Design Manager, Designer, Interior Design Consultant, Interior Design Coordinator, Interior Design Director, Interior Design Principal, Interior Design Project Manager, Interior Designer, Showroom Executive Director

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
99   Core
Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
94   Core
Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
88   Core
Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
86   Core
Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
86   Core
Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
86   Core
Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
84   Core
Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
82   Core
Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans.
78   Core
Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
76   Core
Design spaces to be environmentally friendly, using sustainable, recycled materials when feasible.
76   Core
Research and explore the use of new materials, technologies, and products to incorporate into designs.
72   Core
Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
71   Core
Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.
70   Core
Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
56   Supplemental
Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — 20-20 Technologies 20-20 Design; Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Autodesk Revit Hot technology ; Vectorworks Designer (see all 12 examples)
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign Hot technology
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; IBM Notes Hot technology
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; iPhotoMEASURE
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Video creation and editing software — Autodesk 3ds Max; MAXON CINEMA 4D
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Graphics or video accelerator cards — Computer aided design CAD multi-unit display graphics cards
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Plotter printers — Plotters
  • Print servers
  • Protractors
  • Scales — Architects' scales; Drafting scales; Electronic scales
  • Scanners — Three-dimensional laser digitizers
  • T squares
  • Tablet computers — Graphics tablets
  • Tape measures — Digital tape measures; Precision tape measures
  • Triangles — Drafting triangles

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
98 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
83 
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.
78 
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.
74 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
69 
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.
67 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
66 
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.
64 
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.
63 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
57 
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.
56 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
53 
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.
53 
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.
53 
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.
45 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
44 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
43 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
42 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
39 
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.
35 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
33 
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.
32 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
30 
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.
25 
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.
24 
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.
23 
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.
22 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
18 
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.
17 
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.
14 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
10 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
10 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75 
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.
75 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
75 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
75 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
69 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
69 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
66 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
63 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
63 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
63 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
60 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
60 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
53 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
53 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
50 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
47 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
47 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
47 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
44 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
44 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
38 
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.
28 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
22 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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.
19 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
13 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
10 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
3 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
0 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78 
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.
75 
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).
75 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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.
75 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
75 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
69 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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.
69 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
66 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
60 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
60 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
56 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
53 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53 
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 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
50 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
47 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
47 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
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).
35 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
35 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
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.
22 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
22 
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.
19 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
19 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
16 
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.
16 
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.
13 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
3 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
3 
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.
3 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
3 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
0 
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.
0 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
0 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
0 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
0 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
0 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
0 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
0 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
0 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
0 
Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
0 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
0 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
0 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
0 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
0 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
97 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
92 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
91 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
88 
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.
85 
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.
85 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
81 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
81 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
80 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
79 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
78 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
75 
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.
73 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
72 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
70 
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.
68 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
68 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
67 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
63 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
63 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
61 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
61 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
61 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
61 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
58 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
58 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
57 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
57 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
56 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
54 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
51 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
50 
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.
49 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
47 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
36 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
32 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
31 
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.
23 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
13 
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.
10 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
8 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Coordinate construction or installation activities.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Estimate costs for projects or productions.
  • Present work to clients for approval.
  • Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

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


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


90     Every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


85     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


90     Every day
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


62     Extremely important
33     Very important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


75     More than 40 hours
25     40 hours
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?


48     Constant contact with others
52     Contact with others most of the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


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


50     Extremely important
35     Very important
15     Important
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


33     Continually or almost continually
62     More than half the time
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?


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


43     Extremely important
38     Very important
14     Important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


29     A lot of freedom
62     Some freedom
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?


24     Very important results
62     Important results
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


33     Very high responsibility
43     High responsibility
19     Moderate responsibility
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


24     Extremely competitive
48     Highly competitive
24     Moderately competitive
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


20     Every day
45     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


19     Extremely important
38     Very important
38     Important
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?


14     Every day
43     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
19     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?


33     Very high responsibility
24     High responsibility
14     Limited responsibility
19     No responsibility
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


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


29     Moderately close (at arm's length)
52     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
19     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
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?


19     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
24     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


33     More than half the time
19     About half the time
14     Less than half the time
24     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?


33     Very important
14     Important
14     Fairly important
29     Not important at all
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?


48     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Once a year or more but not every month
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


33     Very serious
19     Serious
24     Fairly serious
24     Not serious at all
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


11     Once a week or more but not every day
37     Once a month or more but not every week
37     Once a year or more but not every month
16     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?


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


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


24     Once a month or more but not every week
52     Once a year or more but not every month
14     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


95     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?


14     Continually or almost continually
24     Less than half the time
57     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


19     Moderately automated
29     Slightly automated
48     Not at all automated
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


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


52     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?


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


70     Less than half the time
30     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?


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


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


29     Once a year or more but not every month
62     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


43     Less than half the time
57     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


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


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


19     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
81     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?


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


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


25     Less than half the time
75     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


14     Once a year or more but not every month
86     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


14     Once a year or more but not every month
86     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.)


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


90     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?


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


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


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


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


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
86   Bachelor's degree
10   Associate's degree
5   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95 
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.
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.
33 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
33 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
11 
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.
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
98 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
88 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
87 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
86 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
85 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
85 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
83 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
81 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
80 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
72 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
72 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
72 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
70 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
68 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
66 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
62 
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.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
78 
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.
58 
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.
56 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
22 
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) $23.95 hourly, $49,810 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 59,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Slower than average (2% to 4%) Slower than average (2% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 16,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)

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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