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15-1132.00 - Software Developers, Applications

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

The occupation code you requested, 15-1031.00 (Computer Software Engineers, Applications), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 15-1132.00 (Software Developers, Applications) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Application Developer, Application Integration Engineer, Applications Developer, Computer Consultant, Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Technical Consultant

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine system performance standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan computer specifications and layouts, and peripheral equipment modifications. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Computer servers — Application servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flash memory storage card — Flash disks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Integrated circuit testers — In circuit emulators ICE; Logic analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mainframe computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Access software — Citrix Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Analytical or scientific software — SAS Hot technology ; Simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis SPICE; SPSS Hot technology ; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Application server software — Oracle WebLogic Server Hot technology ; Red Hat WildFly Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Backup or archival software — Veritas NetBackup Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot technology ; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Hot technology ; Qlik Tech QlikView Hot technology ; Tableau Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Communications server software — IBM Domino Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Autodesk Revit Hot technology ; Computer aided design and drafting software CADD; Dassault Systemes CATIA Hot technology (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Configuration management software — Patch management software; Perforce Helix software Hot technology ; Puppet Hot technology ; Visible Razor (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Content workflow software — Atlassian JIRA Hot technology ; Emerald Software Group Emerald Green Office See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Oracle Eloqua Hot technology ; Salesforce software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop Hot technology ; MongoDB Hot technology ; Oracle PL/SQL Hot technology ; Talend Big Data Integration (see all 22 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Hot technology ; SAP Crystal Reports Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Apache Hive Hot technology ; IEA Software Emerald; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Microsoft SQL Server Hot technology (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data mining software — Google Analytics Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign Hot technology ; Microsoft Publisher Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript Hot technology ; Advanced business application programming ABAP Hot technology ; Apache Maven Hot technology ; C Hot technology (see all 52 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Exchange Server Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — Enterprise application integration EAI software; Extensible markup language XML Hot technology ; IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hot technology ; IBM WebSphere Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Microsoft Dynamics Hot technology ; NetSuite ERP Hot technology ; Oracle Fusion Applications Hot technology ; SAP Business Objects Hot technology (see all 10 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise system management software — IBM Power Systems software Hot technology ; Splunk Enterprise Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • File versioning software — Apache Subversion SVN Hot technology ; Git Hot technology ; Version control software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Financial analysis software — Delphi Technology Hot technology ; Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphical user interface development software — Graphical user interface GUI builder software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; Microsoft Visio Hot technology (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Human resources software — Human resource management software HRMS Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — Apache Avro; LexisNexis Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — Epic Systems Hot technology ; Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS Hot technology ; MEDITECH software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Metadata management software — CA Erwin Data Modeler Hot technology ; Talend Data Fabric See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network monitoring software — Nagios Hot technology ; Wireshark Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Virtual private networking VPN software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++ Hot technology ; Oracle Java Hot technology ; Python Hot technology ; Spark (see all 27 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object oriented data base management software — Hibernate ORM Hot technology ; PostgreSQL Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Job control language JCL Hot technology ; KornShell Hot technology ; Linux Hot technology ; Ubuntu Hot technology (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Platform interconnectivity software — Migration software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Portal server software — Apache HTTP Server Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Program testing software — Defect tracking software; Hewlett Packard LoadRunner Hot technology ; Source code editor software; Usability testing software (see all 21 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology ; Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology ; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — IBM Rational Requisite Pro; Requirements management software; Unified modeling language UML Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Sales and marketing software — Google AdWords Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — Encryption software; McAfee Hot technology ; Symantec Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction server software — Customer information control system CICS Hot technology ; IBM Middleware; Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS; Object Management Group Object Request Broker (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects Hot technology ; Apple Final Cut Pro Hot technology ; YouTube Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — AJAX Hot technology ; Google AngularJS Hot technology ; jQuery Hot technology ; LAMP Stack Hot technology (see all 24 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 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.

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Skills

  • Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. 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.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Modify software programs to improve performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess database performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design software applications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare data for analysis. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise information technology personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 99% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 87% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 82% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 51% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 11% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 38% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 44% responded “Extremely competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 45% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 65% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 43% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 39% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 45% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
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  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded “Moderate results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 83% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 31% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” 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 accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
80   Bachelor's degree
16   Master's degree
3   Associate's degree

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Computer Science — Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Engineering, General; Computer Science; Computer Software Engineering
Engineering — Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Computer Engineering, General; Computer Software Engineering

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IRC

  • 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. 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

  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $47.24 hourly, $98,260 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 718,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Much faster than average (14% or higher) Much faster than average (14% or higher)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 238,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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