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JOB FAMILY – Job Families are groups of similar occupations based on work performed and on required skills, education, training, and credentials.
ALTERNATE OCCUPATIONAL TITLES
Significant Points – The section highlights the most important occupational characteristics.
Nature of the Work – The section describes typical job duties. In some cases, relevant occupational specialties and job titles are discussed.
Work environment – The section describes typical working hours and any health risks or other drawbacks associated with the occupation.
- The Education and training subsection describes any formal education or training required to enter the occupation.Find also a list of academic programs and the institutions where they are tought.
- The Licensing subsection details any mandatory licenses to work in the occupation. In cases where there are no mandatory licenses or certifications, this subsection is not included.
- The Other qualifications subsection discusses personal characteristics or skills that are often important for success in the occupation.
- The Advancement subsection discusses various ways workers can enhance their careers through experience in the occupation.
JOB ZONE – Job Zones group occupations into one of five categories based on levels of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the occupation. Using the Browse by Job Zone option, you can select from any of the 5 Job Zones to view occupations. In the example that follows, Job Zone Four is selected from the pull-down menu.
SKILLS – Developed capacities that facilitate learning or the more rapid acquisition of knowledge.
ABILITIES – Enduring attributes of the individual that influence performance.
KNOWLEDGE – Organized sets of principles and facts applying in general domains.
TASKS - Occupation specific tasks
WORK ACTIVITIES – General types of job behaviors occurring on multiple jobs.
WORK CONTEXT – Physical and social factors that influence the nature of work.
INTERESTS – Preferences for work environments and outcomes.
WORK STYLES – Personal characteristics that can affect how well someone performs a job.
WORK VALUES – Global aspects of work that are important to a person’s satisfaction.
TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY
The Employment section gives the total number of jobs in the occupation and sometimes describes the industries, States, or occupational specialties that offer the most jobs.
The Job Outlook section describes the forecast of jobs in the occupation and, similar to the Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement section discussed above, this section begins with a sentence or two highlighting the most important points. The Employment change subsection discusses the projected change in the number of jobs in the occupation and the economic factors that are driving job growth or decline. The Job prospects subsection describes the expected degree of competition in the job market, as well as any education, training, or personal characteristics that would provide job seekers the best prospects.
The Earnings section provides statistics on median earnings and earnings of workers in the top 10 percent and bottom 10 percent. Earnings usually vary by experience, qualifications, industry, and geographic location.
INDUSTRIES OF EMPLOYMENT – Industries are broad groups of businesses or organizations with similar activities, products, or services. Using the Browse by Industry option, you can select from several industries, or self-employed occupations. Occupations are considered part of an industry based on their employment. In the example that follows, “Health Care and Social Assistance” is selected from the pull-down menu.
LOCATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The Related Occupations section lists other occupations in the Handbook that have similar job duties or other characteristics.
The Sources of Additional Information section lists outside associations and organizations involved with the occupation, and may help those who have additional questions not covered in the Handbook. These sources are provided as a service to readers, but they are not endorsed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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