Salary LevelAbove Average
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|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.|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|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.|
|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, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, interviewers, and insurance sales agents.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to 7.0)|
- Majority (61.28) percent of respondents had : Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
- Some (20.25) percent of respondents had :Bachelor's Degree
- Some (7.98) percent of respondents had :Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
Interest Code : RIC
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Near Vision-The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Mathematical Reasoning-The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
- Visualization-The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
- Oral Comprehension-The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Oral Expression-The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Written Expression-The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Attention to Detail-Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Analytical Thinking-Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- 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.
- Cooperation-Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Top 3 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.
- 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.
- Achievement-Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
- Reading Comprehension-Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- 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.
- Mathematics-Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Critical Thinking-Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning-Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Speaking-Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Design-Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- 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.
- Mechanical-Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics-Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language-Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- 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.
- Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.
- Produce three-dimensional models, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines.
- Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.
- Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.
- Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to the materials.
- Design scale or full-size blueprints of specialty items such as furniture and automobile body or chassis components.
- Compute mathematical formulas to develop and design detailed specifications for components or machinery, using computer-assisted equipment.
- Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems.
- Confer with customer representatives to review schematics and answer questions pertaining to installation of systems.
- Interacting With Computers-Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
- 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.
- Getting Information-Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Thinking Creatively-Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates-Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems-Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Face-to-Face Discussions-Mostly you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
- Electronic Mail-Mostly you use electronic mail in this job
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate-Required to be very exact or highly accurate in performing this job
- Spend Time Sitting-Mostly this job requires sitting
- Telephone-Mostly you have telephone conversations in this job
- Work With Work Group or Team-Important to work with others in a group or team in this job
- Indoors, Environmentally Controlled-Mostly this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks-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?
- Computer aided manufacturing CAM software e.g. 1CadCam Unigraphics
- Graphics or photo imaging software e.g. Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
- Computer aided design CAD software e.g. Autodesk AutoCAD
- Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software e.g. Bill of materials software
- Computer aided design CAD software e.g. Computer aided design and drafting CADD software
- Document management software e.g. Document management system software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software e.g. ERP software
- Map creation software e.g. ESRI ArcGIS software
- Enterprise application integration software e.g. Extensible markup language XML
- Graphics or photo imaging software e.g. Graphic presentation software
- Scales e.g.Architects' scales
- Scanners e.g.Backlit digitizers
- Graphics or video accelerator cards e.g.Computer aided design CAD multi-unit display graphics cards
- Plotter printers e.g.Cutting plotters
- Desktop computers
- Scales e.g.Electronic scales
- Touch pads e.g.Estimating keypads
- Curves e.g.Flexible curves
- Curves e.g.French curves