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17-3023.00 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

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Sample of reported job titles: Communications Technologist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Engineering Technologist, System Technologist, Technologist

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Tasks

  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise the installation or operation of electronic equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compile and maintain records documenting engineering schematics, installed equipment, installation or operational problems, resources used, repairs, or corrective action performed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in training or continuing education activities to stay abreast of engineering or industry advances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research equipment or component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times, or ongoing operational costs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide user applications or engineering support or recommendations for new or existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades, or enhancements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control or quality assurance programs or procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Produce electronics drawings or other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog or digital telecommunications networks, using computer-aided design (CAD) software. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems, industrial automation systems, or electrical equipment, including control circuits, variable speed drives, or programmable logic controllers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret test information to resolve design-related problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable or nonsustainable designs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct and evaluate electrical components for consumer electronics applications such as fuel cells for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in the development or testing of electrical aspects of new green technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, and energy efficient televisions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review, develop, or prepare maintenance standards. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software — SPLAT!; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology ; Transmission line simulators; Wolfram Research Mathematica (see all 30 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Hot technology ; Static Free Software Electric VLSI Design System; Tanner Research L-Edit (see all 20 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software; FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Oracle software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic Hot technology ; Motorola Digital Signal Processing DSP Assembler; Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio CCStudio (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology ; FlukeView Forms See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — IBM WebSphere Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Oracle Hyperion Hot technology ; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot technology ; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Hot technology ; SAP Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Human machine interface HMI software; Rockwell RSView; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software Hot technology ; Wonderware InTouch HMI (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network connectivity terminal emulation software — Terminal emulation software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++ Hot technology ; Computer aided software engineering CASE tools; Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; Python Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Emulators; Linux Hot technology ; Microsoft Windows Hot technology ; UNIX 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 — Debugging software; Rockwell RSLogix; Vector Software VectorCast See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Bentley Systems ProjectWise; Microsoft Project Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — JavaScript 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 See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Amplifiers — Radio frequency RF amplifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Antistatic wrist straps — Wrist anti-static straps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automatic soldering machine — Desoldering stations; Soldering stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Auxiliary generator — Dual power supplies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Brushless motor DC — Brushless direct current DC motors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Capacitance meters — Inductance capacitance resistance LCR meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diesel generators — Alternating current AC generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dynamometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic counters — Nanosecond universal counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic measuring probes — Current probes; Probe stations; Voltage probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency analyzers — Harmonic analyzers; Radio frequency RF spectrum analyzers; Spectrum analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency counters or timer or dividers — Frequency counters; Microwave frequency counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Welding goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heel grounding straps — Anti-static heel grounders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impedance meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Instrument transformers — Transformers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Integrated circuit testers — Digital logic analyzers; Logic analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens — Reflow ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level generators — Pulse generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic tools — Magnetic pickup tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microprocessors — Microcomputers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milling machines — Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Analog multimeters; Digital multimeters; Signal measuring equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phase shifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phasemeters — Phase shift indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Digital plotters; Plotters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Potentiometers — Direct current DC potentiometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Power quality analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Q Meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflectometers — Optical time domain reflectometers OTDR See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Signal generators — Function generators; Radio frequency RF signal generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Speed sensors — Stroboscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Bench lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Variable resistors or varistors — Metal-oxide varistors MOV See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Analog current meters; Digital voltmeters DVM; Standing wave ratio SWR meters; Voltage testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wattmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Welding hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire wrapping tool — Wire wrap guns See more occupations related to this tool.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 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.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. 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.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Maintain electronic equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review technical documents to plan work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve operational performance problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create electrical schematics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble equipment or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpret design or operational test results. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct industrial production activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct installation activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document technical design details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate operational costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare project budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate computer systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Update technical knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct quality control activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test green technologies or processes. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • 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.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting? 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.
  • Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Credentials

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Interests

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2019) $31.38 hourly, $65,260 annual
State wages
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Employment (2019) 125,800 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Slower than average (1% to 2%) Slower than average (1% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 10,700
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Top industries (2019)

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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