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43-9022.00 - Word Processors and Typists

Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

Sample of reported job titles: Clerk Specialist, Clerk Typist, Keyboard Specialist, Management Services Technician, Office Technician, Principal Clerk Typist, Project Assistant, Stenographer, Typist, Word Processor

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
86   Core
Perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
83   Core
Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
80   Core
File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
79   Core
Print and make copies of work.
78   Core
Transmit work electronically to other locations.
76   Core
Address envelopes or prepare envelope labels, using typewriter or computer.
75   Core
Type correspondence, reports, text and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, dictation or previous versions, using a computer, word processor, or typewriter.
75   Core
Gather, register, and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.
74   Core
Compute and verify totals on report forms, requisitions, or bills, using adding machine or calculator.
71   Core
Keep records of work performed.
71   Core
Electronically sort and compile text and numerical data, retrieving, updating, and merging documents as required.
71   Core
Search for specific sets of stored, typed characters to make changes.
69   Core
Collate pages of reports and other documents prepared.
67   Core
Reformat documents, moving paragraphs or columns.
66   Core
Adjust settings for format, page layout, line spacing, and other style requirements.
66   Core
Use data entry devices, such as optical scanners, to input data into computers for revision or editing.
61   Core
Operate and resupply printers and computers, changing print wheels or fluid cartridges, adding paper, and loading blank tapes, cards, or disks into equipment.
72   Supplemental
Manage schedules and set dates, times, and locations for meetings and appointments.
67   Supplemental
Work with technical material, preparing statistical reports, planning and typing statistical tables, and combining and rearranging material from different sources.
57   Supplemental
Transcribe stenotyped notes of court proceedings.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks Hot technology
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud CRM; Oracle Siebel CRM; Swiftpage Act!
  • Data base user interface and query software — FileMaker Pro Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Oracle PeopleSoft Hot technology
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Microsoft Visio Hot technology
  • Medical software — SRSsoft SRS EHR
  • Office suite software — Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft SharePoint 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)

  • Desktop calculator — Desktop calculators
  • Franking or postage machines — Postage marking machines; Postage meters
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
  • Paper shredding machines or accessories — Paper shredders
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers — Copy machines
  • Typewriters — Electric typewriters

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
95 
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.
82 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
80 
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.
63 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
40 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
36 
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.
30 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
28 
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.
27 
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.
20 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
19 
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
18 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
18 
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.
14 
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.
11 
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.
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.
10 
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 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
7 
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 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
5 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
4 
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.
1 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
1 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
0 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
0 
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.
0 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
0 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
0 
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.
0 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
0 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
0 
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.
0 
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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
63 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
56 
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 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
50 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
50 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
41 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
41 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
41 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
38 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
35 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
31 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
31 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
28 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
25 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
25 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
22 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
22 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
22 
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.
19 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
19 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
19 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
16 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
16 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
16 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
13 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
10 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
3 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
0 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
69 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
63 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
60 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
56 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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).
53 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
53 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
50 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
50 
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.
50 
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.
50 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
47 
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.
47 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
41 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
38 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
38 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
35 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
35 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
31 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
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 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
28 
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.
25 
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.
25 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
25 
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).
25 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
25 
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.
22 
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.
22 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
16 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
13 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
10 
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.
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.
3 
Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
0 
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 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
0 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
0 
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.
0 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
79 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
75 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
74 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
73 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
73 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
72 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
70 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
68 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
63 
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.
57 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
57 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
55 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
54 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
53 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
52 
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.
52 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
47 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
45 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
43 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
43 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
42 
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.
41 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
41 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
37 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
37 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
36 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
35 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
34 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
33 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
32 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
31 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
30 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
28 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
28 
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.
26 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
17 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
16 
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.
15 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
14 
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.
12 
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.
11 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Distribute incoming mail.
  • Sort mail.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Type documents.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Calculate financial data.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Format digital documents, data, or images.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Prepare research or technical reports.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
  • Transcribe spoken or written information.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


100     Every day
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


90     Continually or almost continually
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


86     Every day
14     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?


69     Constant contact with others
31     Contact with others most of the time
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


68     Extremely important
32     Very important
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?


70     Extremely important
21     Very important
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


82     Every day
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


64     Extremely important
19     Very important
17     Important
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


47     A lot of freedom
37     Some freedom
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


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


78     Every day
22     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


49     Extremely important
19     Very important
20     Important
12     Fairly important
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


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


39     Extremely important
27     Very important
12     Important
11     Fairly important
12     Not important at all
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


33     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Once a year or more but not every month
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


13     A lot of freedom
60     Some freedom
11     Limited freedom
14     Very little freedom
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?


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


18     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
14     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


19     Highly competitive
43     Moderately competitive
16     Slightly competitive
13     Not at all competitive
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


12     Moderately close (at arm's length)
57     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
14     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
12     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


78     40 hours
16     Less than 40 hours
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?


32     Continually or almost continually
15     More than half the time
50     Never
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


32     Important results
22     Minor results
28     No results
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


12     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
33     Never
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


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


12     Very high responsibility
14     High responsibility
42     Limited responsibility
23     No responsibility
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


19     High responsibility
12     Moderate responsibility
39     Limited responsibility
23     No responsibility
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


21     Highly automated
28     Moderately automated
13     Slightly automated
38     Not at all automated
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


26     Serious
37     Fairly serious
28     Not serious at all
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


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


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


19     About half the time
60     Less than half the time
22     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


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


79     Less than half the time
19     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


57     Less than half the time
41     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?


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


82     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.)


14     Very important
78     Not important at all
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


44     Less than half the time
56     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


83     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


85     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


84     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
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


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


12     Less than half the time
88     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


93     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


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


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


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


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


100     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


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


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


100     Never
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


100     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


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


100     Regular (established routine, set schedule)

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, forest firefighters, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
50   High school diploma or equivalent Help
45   Some college, no degree
3   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.
28 
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.
6 
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.
6 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
0 
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.
0 
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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
94 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
89 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
84 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
83 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
81 
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
77 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
76 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
74 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
74 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
67 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
64 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
63 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
61 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
58 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
58 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
35 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

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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.
50 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
45 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
25 
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.
17 
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.
17 
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) $18.63 hourly, $38,740 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 91,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Decline (-2% or lower) Decline (-2% or lower)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 3,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Government (55% 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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