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45-3031.00 - Fishing and Hunting Workers

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

Sample of reported job titles: Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Fishing Vessel Operator, Deckhand, Fisherman, Fur Trapper, Hunter, Nuisance Wildlife Trapper, Trapper, Urban Wildlife Damage Control Specialist, Wildlife Control Operator

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

Tasks

  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain and repair trapping equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct fishing or hunting operations, and supervise crew members. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software — DeerDays; Strat-Tech Deer Hunting Expert; Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Catchlog Trading Catchlog; OLRAC Electronic Logbook Software Solution See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — MaxSea TIMEZERO; P-Sea WindPlot; Signet Nobeltec Catch; Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigator Pro See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Route navigation software — MaxSea Time Zero Navigator NOAA See more occupations related to this technology.

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Tools Used

  • Air rifles or air handguns — Tranquilizer guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor lines — Anchor chains; Anchors; Chain stoppers; Mooring lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor retrievers — Anchor release hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anchor rollers — Electric windlasses; Hand capstans; Hydraulic capstans; Hydraulic windlasses (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal calls — Game calls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal catching devices — Noose poles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery arm guards — Bow hunting arm guards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery arrows — Crossbow broadheads; Hunting arrows; Quivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery bow strings — Bow stringers; Cocking aids; Mechanical releases; String silencers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery bows — Arrow rests; Bow stabilizers; Longbows; Recurve bows (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery gloves — Bow hunting gloves; Finger tabs; Hand guards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Assistive listening devices — Hearing enhancement aids See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Axes — Camp axes; Tactical axes; Throwing axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Bow presses; Gun vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binoculars — Hunting binoculars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Longline blocks; Snatch blocks; Trolling blocks; Wood shell blocks (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boathooks — Boat hooks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Borescope inspection equipment — Bore lights; Rifle borescopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Reloading calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Camera tripods — Viewing equipment tripods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carts — Game carts; Game sleds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chest freezers — Bait freezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cleaning brushes — Bore swabs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clock timers — Hook timers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fish hooks — Commercial fish or shark hooks; Dehookers; Gaffs; Harpoons (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing floats — Acorn buoys; Bullet buoys; Radio buoys; Toggles (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing line tackle — Dogbones; Float lines; Thimbles; Trotlines (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing nets — Dip nets; Gill nets; Trammel nets; Triplex trawls (see all 23 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing reels — Downriggers; Electric bottom-fishing reels; Longline haulers; Longline spools (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial sinkers or weights — Commercial fishing line sinkers; Planers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial use cutlery — Bone saws; Boning knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compressed air gun — Pneumatic hog ring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Deburring tool — Arrow squaring devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Bilge pumping systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Bow cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dinghies — Fishing dinghies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diving instruments or accessories — Scuba diving equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment — Pipe cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dredgers — Fishing dredges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Hunting ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic charts or maps or atlases — Garmin Topo U.S. 100K; HuntingSouth HuntSmart See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic counters — Hook counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits; Marine first aid equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Farmers own file — Hook files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Wildlife food plot spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Marine fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • First aid blankets — Space blankets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing boats — Gillnetters; Large decked fishing vessels; Trollers; Undecked fishing vessels (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing lures — Fish magnets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing net haulers — Line haulers; Net haulers; Pot haulers; Shrimp winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fishing rods — Fishing poles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Distress flares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flashlight — Hunting flashlights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flat nose pliers — Hunting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Force or torque sensors — Trigger pull gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Funnels — Reloading powder funnels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Handheld global positioning system receivers GPS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles — Hunting goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gun barrel — Choke tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gun cases — Holsters; Hunting gun cases See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handguns — Break-action pistols; Double-action revolvers; Hunting handguns; Single-action revolvers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats — Marine hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hatchets — Hunting hatchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Cable hoists; Gambrels; Gypsy hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic hand crimp tool — Hand crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infrared imagers — Heatseekers; Infrared game cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Instrument tripods — Bipods; Shooting sticks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulated or flotation suits — Immersion suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • J hooks — J-hook tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knife blades — Caper knives; Fixed blade knives; Fixed-blade knives; Fleshing knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser sights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leather straps — Game straps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life rings — Life throw rings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Life vests or preservers — Fishing life preservers; Personal floatation devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifeboats or liferafts — Commercial fishing vessel lifeboats; Inflatable life rafts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifelines or lifeline equipment — Climbing straps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifting cables — Haul lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light enhancing cameras or vision devices — Night vision binoculars; Night vision goggles; Night vision scopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Hunting trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lighters — Fire starters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lighting pole or post and hardware — Propane lanterns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Machetes — Hunting machetes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnifiers — Monoculars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine craft communications systems — Satellite radios; Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine fenders — Foam-filled marine fenders; Pneumatic marine fenders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine rudders — Drogues See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Marine signaling systems — Distress flags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metallic mirrors — Signal mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Bullet micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mining headlamp — Headlamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers — Fishing pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paddles — Duck boat paddles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Parts of guns or pistols — Ammunition magazines; Cappers; Reloading presses; Trigger locks (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pet grooming products — Fur combs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phone headsets — Radio headsets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks — Nipple picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pisciculture supplies — Fish transfer pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket knives — Folding knives; Survival pocket knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Post hole digger — Stake pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Net cleaning machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective knee pads — Hunting knee pads See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective pants — Hunting waders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pull spring balances — Digital spring balance scales; Game scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Arrow pullers; Arrow straighteners; Bullet pullers; Patch pullers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radar reflectors — Marine radar reflectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Marine radar navigation systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio navigation instruments — Emergency position-indicating radio beacons; Radio direction finders RDF See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radios — Weather alert radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rangefinders — Digital laser rangefinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational motorboats — Hunting boats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational rowboats — Fishing rowboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Half-face respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Restraint vests and jackets — Safety vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Shooting glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Hunting safety harnesses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety horns — Air horns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety vests — Hunting vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Folding saws; Hand saws; Pack saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screw hooks — Tree steps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Gunsmith screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sextants — Marine sextants See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Arrow sharpeners; Knife sharpeners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Bone crushers; Fishing scissors; Game shears; Ratchet shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Ice shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sifters — Dirt sifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skis — Cross country skis; Snowshoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Wrist slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Snowmobiles or snow scooter — Hunting snowmobiles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sonars — Fathometer sonar equipment; Fish finders; Multibeam sonar equipment; Searchlight sonars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Broadhead wrenches; Choke tube wrenches; Nipple wrenches; Priming tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting decoys — Dog training dummies; Hunting decoys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting rifles — Black powder pistols; Black powder revolvers; Pump action rifles; Semi-automatic rifles (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting shotguns — Hunting shotguns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting traps — Bodygrip traps; Snares; Tunnel traps; Weir traps (see all 22 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Still cameras — Trail cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Storm lights — Spotlights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Arrow stripping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Strobe or warning lights — Strobe lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tag guns — Fish tag guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telescopes — Muzzleloader scopes; Rifle scopes; Shotgun scopes; Spotting scopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tents — Blinds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading taps — Thread cleaning tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Crab tongs; Trap setters; Trap setting tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trapshooting equipment — Dog training dummy launchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trawlers — Seiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Hand trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tumblers or polishers — Case tumblers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Hand-held radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Sonic cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Fishing utility knives; Hunting utility knives; Skinning knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water purification equipment — Water purifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Deck winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Bronze brushes; Chamber brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Wire rope cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire lug crimping tool — Bench-mounted crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Workshop cranes — Knuckle-boom cranes See more occupations related to this tool.

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Knowledge

  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 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.

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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.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Navigate water vessels. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove skin or other body parts from animals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position animal trapping or capture equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Capture or kill animals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate safety or hazard information to others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Obtain written authorization to perform activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attach equipment extensions or accessories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Protect wildlife or natural areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train workers in farming, forestry, or hunting techniques. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate resource procurement activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees. See more occupations related to this activity.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body? 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.
  • 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.
  • Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in 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.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions? 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.
  • 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.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions? 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.
  • 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.
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance? See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include food preparation workers, dishwashers, sewing machine operators, landscaping and groundskeeping workers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.

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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.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations.
Employment data for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations.
Industry data for Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations.

Median wages (2020) $14.27 hourly, $29,670 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 1,116,600 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Little or no change Little or no change
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 159,700
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 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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