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27-1026.00 - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

Sample of reported job titles: Decorator, Display Associate, Display Decorator, Display Specialist, In-Store Marketing Associate, Merchandiser, Visual Manager, Visual Merchandiser (VM), Visual Merchandising Manager, Visual Merchandising Specialist

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
84   Core
Plan commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers.
80   Core
Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, or other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches.
80   Core
Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, or signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
79   Core
Place prices or descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor.
74   Core
Consult with store managers, buyers, sales associates, housekeeping staff, or engineering staff to determine appropriate placement of displays or products.
74   Core
Maintain props, products, or mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections, doing touch-ups, cleaning up after customers, or applying preservative coatings as necessary.
73   Core
Develop ideas or plans for merchandise displays or window decorations.
72   Core
Assemble or set up displays, furniture, or products in store space while utilizing colors, lights, pictures, or other accessories to display the product.
70   Core
Install booths, exhibits, displays, carpets, or drapes, as guided by floor plan of building or specifications.
70   Core
Select themes, lighting, colors, or props to be used.
69   Core
Consult with advertising or sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display.
69   Core
Attend training sessions or corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches.
65   Core
Collaborate with others to obtain products or other display items.
65   Core
Construct or assemble displays or display components from fabric, glass, paper, or plastic, using hand tools or woodworking power tools, according to specifications.
60   Core
Obtain plans from display designers or display managers and discuss their implementation with clients or supervisors.
58   Core
Take photographs of displays or signage.
96   Supplemental
Dress mannequins for displays.
74   Supplemental
Supervise or train staff members on daily tasks, such as visual merchandising.
71   Supplemental
Store, pack, and maintain inventory records of props, products, or display items.
70   Supplemental
Use computers to produce signage.
69   Supplemental
Prepare sketches, floor plans, or models of proposed displays.
68   Supplemental
Instruct sales staff in color coordination of clothing racks or counter displays.
65   Supplemental
Install decorations, such as flags, banners, festive lights, or bunting on or in building, street, exhibit hall, or booth.
54   Supplemental
Cut out designs on cardboard, hardboard, or plywood, according to motif of event.
46   Supplemental
Create or enhance mannequin faces by mixing and applying paint or attaching measured eyelash strips, using artist's brush, airbrush, pins, ruler, or scissors.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software Hot technology
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign Hot technology
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; IBM Lotus Notes; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot technology ; Graphics software
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer; Netscape Navigator
  • Inventory management software — Inventory control systems
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • 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)

  • Air brushes
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Dollies
  • Domestic sewing machines — Sewing machines
  • Glue guns
  • Hammers — Tack hammers
  • Ladders
  • Locking pliers
  • Paint brushes — Artists' brushes
  • Personal computers
  • Power drills
  • Power nail guns — Tacker guns
  • Power saws — Tile saws
  • Power staple guns — Power staplers
  • Rulers
  • Saws — Hand saws
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
  • Shears — Scissors
  • Utility knives

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
71 
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 
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.
58 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
54 
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.
46 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
45 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
43 
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.
37 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
33 
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.
32 
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.
31 
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.
29 
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.
26 
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 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
25 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
25 
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.
23 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
21 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
18 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
15 
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.
12 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
11 
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.
9 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
8 
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.
8 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
7 
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.
5 
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.
5 
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.
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.
5 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
3 
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.
2 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
2 
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
63 
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
56 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
56 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
53 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
50 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
50 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
50 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
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 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
35 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
35 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
35 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
35 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
31 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
31 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
31 
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.
25 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
25 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
19 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
19 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
16 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
10 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
6 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
3 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
72 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
66 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
66 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
66 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
60 
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).
60 
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.
60 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
56 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
56 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
56 
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.
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).
56 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
56 
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.
56 
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.
56 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
53 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
53 
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 
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.
50 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
50 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
50 
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.
50 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
50 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
50 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
50 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
47 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
44 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
41 
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.
41 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
38 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
31 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
31 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
31 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
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).
28 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
25 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
25 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
22 
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 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
22 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
22 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
19 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
16 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
13 
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.
6 
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.
6 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
3 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
0 
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 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
82 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
82 
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.
82 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
80 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
79 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
78 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
74 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
73 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
71 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
62 
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.
61 
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.
60 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
60 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
57 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
57 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
56 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
56 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
55 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
55 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
55 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
54 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
53 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
50 
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.
49 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
48 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
46 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
44 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
42 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
41 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
40 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
40 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
40 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
39 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
31 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
30 
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.
27 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
25 
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.
12 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
11 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
9 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
6 
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)

  • Arrange artwork, products, or props.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans.
  • Discuss production content and progress with others.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Train others on work processes.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Maintain records, documents, or other files.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Collaborate with others in marketing activities.
  • Monitor current trends.
  • Build models, patterns, or templates.
  • Operate still or video cameras or related equipment.
  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


71     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


63     Constant contact with others
31     Contact with others most of the time
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


89     Every day
11     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


49     Continually or almost continually
50     More than half the time
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


42     Continually or almost continually
45     More than half the time
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


51     Extremely important
31     Very important
18     Fairly important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


42     Some freedom
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?


52     Continually or almost continually
24     More than half the time
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?


63     Every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
14     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?


52     Extremely important
15     Very important
25     Fairly important
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


67     Every day
23     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


56     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Never
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


24     Every day
52     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


16     Some freedom
15     Limited freedom
16     No freedom
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


23     Very close (near touching)
38     Moderately close (at arm's length)
22     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
17     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


15     Extremely important
29     Very important
49     Important
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?


22     Every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
17     Never
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


27     Very important
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?


44     Important results
11     Moderate results
28     Minor results
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


17     Continually or almost continually
25     More than half the time
20     About half the time
38     Less than half the time
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


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


22     Continually or almost continually
20     More than half the time
51     Less than half the time
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


35     Moderately competitive
16     Not at all competitive
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


19     Continually or almost continually
19     More than half the time
47     Less than half the time
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


17     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
22     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


12     Continually or almost continually
16     More than half the time
24     About half the time
43     Less than half the time
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


22     Extremely important
20     Very important
19     Fairly important
31     Not important at all
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


28     Every day
40     Once a year or more but not every month
24     Never
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


34     High responsibility
19     Moderate responsibility
31     Limited responsibility
17     No responsibility
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


23     High responsibility
22     Moderate responsibility
17     Limited responsibility
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


19     More than 40 hours
37     40 hours
43     Less than 40 hours
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?


24     Every day
23     Once a year or more but not every month
42     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


23     Every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


18     Every day
27     Once a year or more but not every month
40     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


15     Every day
27     Once a year or more but not every month
47     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


15     About half the time
54     Less than half the time
23     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


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


12     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


70     Less than half the time
21     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


35     Fairly serious
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


15     Every day
68     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?


12     Once a year or more but not every month
64     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


26     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
66     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
69     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


23     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
48     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?


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


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


32     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


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


22     Slightly automated
69     Not at all automated
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


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


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


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


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


15     Fairly important
85     Not important at all
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


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


91     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
39   High school diploma or equivalent Help
20   Some college, no degree
18   Bachelor's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
83 
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.
67 
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.
17 
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.
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.
11 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
88 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
80 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
80 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
80 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
77 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
75 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
74 
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.
74 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
70 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
70 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
70 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
69 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
68 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
67 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
59 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
54 
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
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.
61 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
50 
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.
45 
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.
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.
28 
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $12.83 hourly, $26,700 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 121,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Slower than average (2% to 4%) Slower than average (2% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 32,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Retail Trade (31% employed in this sector)

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

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