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51-4121.00 - Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

The occupation code you requested, 51-4121.06 (Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 51-4121.00 (Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers) instead.

Sample of reported job titles: Aluminum Welder, Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Wirer

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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

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Preheat workpieces prior to welding or bending, using torches or heating furnaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Align and clamp workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or position items in fixtures, jigs, or vises. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop templates and models for welding projects, using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Guide and direct flames or electrodes on or across workpieces to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate metal shaping, straightening, and bending machines, such as brakes and shears. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hammer out bulges or bends in metal workpieces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Melt and apply solder to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use fire suppression methods in industrial emergencies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and operations. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software — Fred's Tip Cartridge Picker; Scientific Software Group Filter Drain FD; Value Analysis See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — OmniFleet Equipment Maintenance Management See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — EZ Pipe See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Oracle software Hot technology ; Recordkeeping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software 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 — Microsoft Windows Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel 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.
  • Alternating current AC arc welder — Underwater welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anvils See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Motorized cutting torches; Oxyacetylene torches; Pattern cutting torches; Propane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Vernier calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutting die — Metal cutting dies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Deburring tool — Deburring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direct current DC arc welder — Mobile welding units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses; Portable magnetic drill presses; Punch presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrode holder — Underwater electrode holders; Welding electrode holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flame cutting machine — Semiautomatic flame-cutting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Gas flow measurement instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Frequency converters — Current converters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Oxyacetylene welding equipment; Rod ovens; Storage ovens and hot boxes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goggles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Hand chipping hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Electric overhead hoists See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic press brake — Metal benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic press frames — Hydraulic presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Induction heaters — Heating coils See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Hydraulic jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser welding machine — Laser welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Light trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Hydraulic truck lifts; Swing stages See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual press brake — Brakes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal band sawing machine — Bandsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders; Wirefeed welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal slitting saw — Slitters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal stamps — Metal markers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcontrollers — Computerized numerical control CNC programmable welding robot controllers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nibblers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plasma arc welding machine — Plasma welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic drill — Air drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic sanding machines — Air scalers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Positioning jig — Jigs; Soldering jigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Potentiometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power buffers — Buffers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Grinding machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Cutoff saws; Reciprocating saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Steam cleaning equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Waterproof gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protractors — Angle finders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Pinchbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Comealongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pyrometers — Surface contact pyrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories — Self-contained breathing apparatus See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Respirator hose masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Welding lenses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Unishears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Portable gas operated arc welders; Shielded arc welding tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Speed sensors — Wire feed rate measurement instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Resistance welding equipment; Welding guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Straightedges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Taps — Metal cutting taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature gauge — Temperature gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Templates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thickness measuring devices — Fillet weld gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading machine — Electric pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading taps — Hand pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track cranes — Overhead cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube bending machine — Tube benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Heliarc welding equipment; Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic welding machine — Ultrasonic soldering equipment; Ultrasonic welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Arc voltage measurement instruments; Welding current measurement instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welder torch — Brazing equipment; Welding torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding electrode — Underwater electrodes; Welding electrodes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding generator — Direct current DC sources See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Hand shields; Welding shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding or cutting tip — Torch tips; Welding tips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding robots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding wire — Electrode wires See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wetsuits — Dive suits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Power wire brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Workshop cranes — Jibs See more occupations related to this tool.

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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.

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Skills

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Abilities

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Activities

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

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Operate welding equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine metal or plastic production methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate grinding equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design templates or patterns. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Solder parts or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate firefighting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair parts or assemblies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences. See more occupations related to this activity.

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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 — 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 Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls? See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines? 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.
  • 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.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable? See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI   Want to discover your interests? Take the O*NET Interest Profiler at My Next Move.

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2019) $20.43 hourly, $42,490 annual
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Employment (2019) 438,900 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Average (3% to 4%) Average (3% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 43,400
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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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