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Summary Report for:
49-9044.00 - Millwrights

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

Sample of reported job titles: Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Millwright, Millwright, Millwright Instructor, Precision Millwright

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Tasks

  • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
  • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
  • Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
  • Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
  • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
  • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
  • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.
  • Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines, using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
  • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
  • Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.
  • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
  • Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
  • Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.

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Technology Skills

  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — SAP Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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

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Tools Used

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Alternating current AC arc welder — Transformer welding machines
  • Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers
  • Belt sander — Belt sanders
  • Bench vises — Workshop bench vises
  • Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment; Pulleys
  • Blow torch — Oxyacetylene torches
  • Box end wrenches
  • C clamps — Welding ground clamps
  • Calipers — Dial calipers; Inside calipers; Outside calipers; Vernier calipers
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination wrenches
  • Compasses — Dividers; Drafting compasses; Trammel points
  • Cutting die — Metal cutting dies
  • Demolition hammers — Chipping hammers
  • Depth gauges
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial indicators
  • Dollies
  • Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses; Magnetic drill presses
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
  • Electrode holder — Welding electrode holders
  • Feeler gauges — Angled feeler gauges
  • Flat hand file — Flat files
  • Forklifts
  • Gage block set — Gage blocks; Parallel blocks
  • Gas generators — Gas-powered generators
  • Gear cutting tool — Gear shapers
  • Goggles — Safety goggles
  • Grease guns — Filler pumps; Gear lube dispensers
  • Hammers — Brass hammers; Dead-blow hammers; Soft face hammers; Steel hammers
  • Hand clamps
  • Hand pumps — Bucket pumps
  • Hand reamer — Reamers
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Handtrucks
  • Height gauges
  • Hex keys — Allen wrenches
  • Hoists — Chain falls; Chain hoists; Overhead hoists; Tuggers
  • Hole gauge — Small hole gauges
  • Honing machine — Cylinder hones
  • Horizontal turning center — Turning lathes
  • Hose cutter — Gasket cutters
  • Hydraulic press brake — Power press brakes
  • Hydraulic press frames
  • Hydraulic pumps — Transfer pumps
  • Induction heaters — Bearing heaters
  • Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors
  • Jacks — Hydraulic jacks; Ratchet jacks; Screw jacks
  • Ladders
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels
  • Levels — Carpenters' levels; Electronic levels; Laser levels; Precision levels (see all 5 examples)
  • Lifting hooks — Hoisting hooks
  • Machine end mill — End mills
  • Manual press brake — Arbor presses
  • Metal band sawing machine — Bandsaws
  • Metal broaching machines — Keyway broaches
  • Metal cutters — Chain cutters
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Microcontrollers — Teach pendants
  • Micrometers — Depth micrometers; Inside micrometers; Outside micrometers
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Nibblers
  • Nut splitters
  • Oil gun — Lubrication guns
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters; Tube cutters
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Planing machines
  • Plasma arc welding machine — Plasma welders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Power chippers — Pneumatic needle scalers; Pneumatic weld flux chippers
  • Power drills — Core drills; Hammer drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power riveter — Rivet guns
  • Power saws — Cutoff saws; Jig saws; Table saws
  • Precision file — Precision files
  • Protractors — Bevel protractors
  • Pry bars — Crowbars
  • Pullers — Bearing pullers; Comealongs; Gear pullers; Packing pullers
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Center punches; Hole punches; Prick punches; Transfer punches (see all 5 examples)
  • Putty knives
  • Pyrometers
  • Radius gauge — Radius gauges
  • Razor knives — Scrapers
  • Respirators
  • Retaining ring pliers — Snap ring pliers
  • Round file — Round files
  • Rulers — Shrink rules
  • Scaffolding
  • Screw extractors — Spiral screw extractors
  • Scribers
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Honing stones; Sharpening equipment
  • Shears — Scissors
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools
  • Slings — Material-hoisting slings
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets
  • Soldering iron — Soldering guns; Soldering irons
  • Spanner wrenches
  • Specialty wrenches — Chain wrenches; Flare nut wrenches; Shaft key wrenches
  • Speed sensors — Stroboscopes
  • Spot welding machine — Spot welding equipment
  • Squares — Combination squares; Optical squares; Steel squares
  • Straight edges — Straightedges
  • Strap wrenches
  • Surface grinding machine — Surface grinding machines
  • Tachometers
  • Tap extractors
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes
  • Taper gauge — Taper gauges; Taper plug gauges
  • Taps — Metal cutting taps
  • Telescopes — Alignment telescopes
  • Telescoping gauge — Telescoping gauges
  • Templates — Layout templates
  • Tensiometers — Tension gauges
  • Thickness measuring devices — Snap gauges
  • Thread counters or gauges — Thread gauges
  • Threading machine — Pipe threading machines
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips
  • Torque wrenches — Torque multipliers
  • Track cranes — Overhead cranes
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment — Ultrasonic thickness detectors
  • Utility knives
  • Vertical machining center — Vertical milling machines
  • Vibration testers — Vibration indicators
  • Welder gloves — Welding gloves
  • Welding masks — Welding shields
  • Wire brushes
  • Wire gauge — Sheave gauges
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters
  • Workshop cranes — Hydraulic cranes

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

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Skills

  • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
  • 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.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • 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.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

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Work Activities

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

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
  • Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Lay out work according to specifications.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Level machines or equipment.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Bolt objects into place.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Grind parts to required dimensions.
  • Install programs onto computer or computer-controlled equipment.

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 81% responded “Every day.”
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 63% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 75% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 72% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 72% responded “More than 40 hours.”
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 48% responded “Very high responsibility.”
  • Physical Proximity — 53% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).”
  • Time Pressure — 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 53% responded “Every day.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 50% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Spend Time Standing — 50% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 47% responded “Every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Contact With Others — 41% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 38% responded “Every day.”
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 47% responded “Every day.”
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 41% responded “Every day.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded “Important results.”
  • Exposed to High Places — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 53% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Consequence of Error — 41% responded “Extremely serious.”
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 34% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 47% responded “Very important.”
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 34% responded “Every day.”
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 31% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 31% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 38% responded “More than half the time.”
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 34% responded “Every day.”
  • Level of Competition — 47% responded “Moderately competitive.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 41% responded “High responsibility.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 34% responded “Very important.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 50% responded “Limited freedom.”
  • Telephone — 28% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 25% responded “Very important.”
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 41% responded “Less than half the time.”

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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 food service managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, nannies, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
63   High school diploma or equivalent Help
28   Post-secondary certificate Help
6   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Work Styles

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

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

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $25.21 hourly, $52,440 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 41,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Much faster than average (14% or higher) Much faster than average (14% or higher)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 14,500
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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