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11-9013.00 - Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

The occupation code you requested, 11-9013.02 (Farm and Ranch Managers), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 11-9013.00 (Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Aquaculture Director, Farm Manager, Farm Operations Technical Director, Fish Hatchery Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Harvesting Manager, Hatchery Manager, Hatchery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Ranch Manager

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Tasks

  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare reports required by state and federal laws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform necessary maintenance work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate clerical, record-keeping, inventory, requisitioning, and marketing activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, poultry, or honeybees, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Negotiate with buyers for the sale, storage, or shipment of crops or livestock. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze soil to determine types or quantities of fertilizer required for maximum crop production. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide information to customers on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, and lawns. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise the construction of farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, drainage systems, wells, or roads. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace chemical insecticides with environmentally friendly practices, such as adding pest-repelling plants to fields. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct inspections to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct or supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine types or quantities of crops, plants, or livestock to be grown and raised, based on budgets, federal incentives, market conditions, executive directives, projected sales volumes, or soil conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, facility maintenance, and safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate marketing or sales alternatives for products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hire, supervise, and train support workers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor activities, such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, milking, breeding, and grading, to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum animal or plant life. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain financing for and purchase necessary machinery, land, supplies, or livestock. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Accounting software — AgData Blue Skies Accounting; Datatech The Farmer's Office; Specialized Data Systems Ultra Farm; Vertical Solutions Easy-Farm Accounting (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Analytical or scientific software — MapShots EASi Suite; SST Development Group SSToolbox; Statistical analysis software; Sunrise Software CropSave See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Staff scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; TapLogic FarmLogic; Trimble Farm Works (see all 22 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — International Response Technologies CowChip - Ranch House; Midwest MicroSystems Cow Sense; Oracle NetSuite; SAP Hot technology (see all 16 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; Microsoft Visio Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — AGCO Advanced Technology Solutions Fieldstar; ZedX AgFleet See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — DIVA-GIS; ESRI ArcPad; Geographic resources analysis support system GRASS; TatukGIS Editor (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Mobile location based services software — Global positioning system GPS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — AquaSoft Farm Manager; Atlassian Confluence See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Countryside Data Ag Payroll; Payroll software; Time reporting software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

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

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Tools Used

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers — Multipurpose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Agricultural tractors — Farm tractors; Multipurpose tractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors — Air compression equipment; Portable air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air dryers — Grain dryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air pumps — Aeration pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air velocity and temperature monitors — Temperature monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Alarm systems — Security alarm systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal husbandry equipment — Animal feeders; Artificial insemination kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoe boom or boom sections — Backhoe attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bar code reader equipment — Bar code readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt conveyors — Belt conveyor systems; Materials conveyors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biological filter media — Biological filters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Propane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Broadcast spreaders — Mulch spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cages or its accessories — Fish holding pens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cargo trucks — Hay trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Centrifugal pumps — Centrifugal water pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clock timers — Electric timing devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Combine harvesters — Grain combines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing nets — Dip nets; Fry nets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing reels — Seine reels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Composter — Composting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters — Soil electrical conductivity measurement devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Container trailers — Powered trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cultivators — Field cultivators; Mechanized tilling equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Drainage pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters — Handheld dissolved oxygen meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Egg inspection or collecting equipment — Egg gathering equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic counters — Fish counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Fertilizer injectors; Manure spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floor or platform scales — Grain scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Digital flowmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fog or mist generators — Aerosol foggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts — Utility forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Gas-powered generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse irrigation equipment — Fertigation equipment; Mist control systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse pots — Hydroponic equipment; Soil pasteurizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse ventilation equipment — Carbon dioxide systems; Humidifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Soil thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Harvesters — Corn pickers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Haymaking machinery — Hay balers; Hay mowing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoes — Garden hoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hygrometers — Humidity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Incubators or brooders for poultry — Poultry incubators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Irrigation overheads — Field watering systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Irrigation trickles — Drip emitters; Trickle irrigators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory heaters — Radiant heaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mixers — Soil mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawn scarifiers — Lawn edgers; Line cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawnmowers — Lawn mowers; Power mowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Farm trucks; Four wheel drive 4WD trucks; Sport utility vehicles SUVs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lightmeters — Light evaluation meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Livestock identification equipment — Branding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Livestock trailers — Animal transportation trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine hatchery equipment — Aquaculture tanks; Cage nets; Fish transfer pumps; Fish traps (see all 12 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milking machines — Milking equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mowers — Brush mowers; Mowing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil can — Oil dispensing cans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ozone water treatment equipment — Ozone generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH indicators; pH probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Tubing cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrench or stillson wrench — Pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic nail puller — Power nail pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Handheld computers; Portable dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Chipping equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Power monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power nail guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Chain saws; Circular saws; Portable power saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Safety gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Psychrometers — Dew point meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Round file — Round metal files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Handsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Secateurs or pruning shears — Extended pole pruners; Pneumatic cutters; Pneumatic pruners; Pruning tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Seed drills — Grain drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Gardening shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skid steer loaders — Skid steer machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Snow blowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Snowplow attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Power augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Portable welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Chemical sprayers; Fumigation equipment; Spray attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Layout squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Stereo light microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongue and groove pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transplanters — Transplanting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbine pumps — Turbine water pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultraviolet disinfection equipment — Ultraviolet light UV water disinfection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary castration instruments — Livestock castration equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories — Animal blood collection syringes; Animal vaccination syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water analyzers — Water test kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water filters — Screen filters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water meters — Water level monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water sprinklers — Impact sprinklers; Microsprinklers; Overhead sprinklers; Pop-up sprinklers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water trucks — Tanker trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Weeders — Weedeaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels — Woodworking chisels See more occupations related to this tool.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

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

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain operational records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compile operational data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine resource needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop agricultural methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain personnel records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform manual service or maintenance tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct administrative or support services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test materials, solutions, or samples. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage construction activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
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  • Monitor operational quality or safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
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  • Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)? See more occupations related to this work context.
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  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable? See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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

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Interests

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  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

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

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Work Values

  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2019) $34.21 hourly, $71,160 annual
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Employment (2019) 952,300 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Decline (-1% or lower) Decline (-1% or lower)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 80,900
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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