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  • Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services | TN Career Information Delivery System
    and follow written and verbal geographic directions Report delays accidents or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles using telephones or mobile two way radios Sell and keep records of sales for products from truck inventory Drive vehicles with capacities under three tons in order to transport materials to and from specified destinations such as railroad stations plants residences and offices or within industrial yards Drive trucks equipped with public address systems through city streets in order to broadcast announcements for advertising or publicity purposes Use and maintain the tools and equipment found on commercial vehicles such as weighing and measuring devices Perform emergency repairs such as changing tires or installing light bulbs fuses tire chains and spark plugs Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment such as gas oil water tires lights and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded Back to Top Education There are no minimum educational requirements for this occupation however employers are increasingly seeking high school graduates High school students may prepare for this job by taking courses in mathematics auto mechanics and driver s education A brief period of on the job training is provided by most employers and includes operation of the vehicles safety loading unloading procedures security and route management A safe driving record is extremely important and must be maintained Many truck drivers become union members In Tennessee applicants for this job must be at least 18 years of age Back to Top Abilities 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 Back to Top Work Activities 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 Back to Top Interests 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 Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Back to Top Work Styles Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations 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 Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions

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  • Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials | TN Career Information Delivery System
    officiating high school community college or other college conference games Standards are even more stringent for officials in professional sports For professional baseball umpire jobs for example a high school diploma or equivalent is usually sufficient plus 20 20 vision and quick reflexes To qualify for the professional ranks however prospective candidates must attend professional umpire training school Currently there are two schools whose curriculums have been approved by the Professional Baseball Umpires Corporation PBUC for training Top graduates are then selected for further evaluation while officiating in a rookie minor league Umpires then usually need 8 to 10 years of experience in various minor leagues before being considered for major league jobs Back to Top Abilities 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 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 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 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 Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance Back to Top Work Activities Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time 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 Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Back to Top Interests 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 First Interest High Point Primary Rank Descriptiveness Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions Sometimes

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  • Upholsterers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    and refinish exposed wood Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material Pick up and deliver furniture Interweave and fasten strips of webbing to the backs and undersides of furniture using small hand tools and fasteners Sew rips or tears in material or create tufting using needles and thread Attach bindings or apply solutions to edges of cut material to prevent raveling Adjust or replace webbing padding and or springs and secure them in place Stretch webbing and fabric using webbing stretchers Design upholstery cover patterns and cutting plans based on sketches customer descriptions or blueprints Make repair and or replace automobile upholstery and convertible and vinyl tops using knowledge of fabric and upholstery methods Collaborate with interior designers to decorate rooms and coordinate furnishing fabrics Back to Top Education Most employers prefer hiring high school graduates for this position Upholsterers are expected to read write and do minor mathematical calculations High school students should prepare by taking courses in auto mechanics mathematics marketing education and related vocational courses Most automobile upholsterers will receive on the job training Any previous work in furniture repair is good preparatory experience Back to Top 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 Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors including shades of color and brightness Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged 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 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 Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift push pull or carry 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Back to Top Work Activities 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 Back to Top Interests 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

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  • Urban and Regional Planners | TN Career Information Delivery System
    saying taking time to understand the points being made asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Back to Top Abilities Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events 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 Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation or to develop creative ways to solve a problem Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic the number of ideas is important not their quality correctness or creativity Back to Top Work Activities Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Communicating with Persons Outside Organization Communicating with people outside the organization representing the organization to customers the public government and other external sources This information can be exchanged in person in writing or by telephone or e mail 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 Developing Objectives and Strategies Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This

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  • Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Settle seating disputes and help solve other customer concerns Assist patrons in finding seats lighting the way with flashlights if necessary Search for lost articles or for parents of lost children Count and record number of tickets collected Operate refreshment stands during intermission or obtain refreshments for press box patrons during performances Verify credentials of patrons desiring entrance into press box and permit only authorized persons to enter Distribute programs to patrons Schedule and manage volunteer usher corps Work with others to change advertising displays Manage inventory and sale of artist merchandise Give door checks to patrons who are temporarily leaving establishments Manage informational kiosk and display of event signs and posters Page individuals wanted at the box office Back to Top Education Although a high school diploma is generally not required for this occupation employers are increasingly seeking workers who have graduated and have good basic skills High school students will find courses in English mathematics communications and computer applications useful A brief period of on the job training with experienced workers is usually required Back to Top Interests Social Social occupations frequently involve working with communicating with and teaching people These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Third Interest High Point Tertiary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness 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 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 Back to Top Work Styles Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible

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  • Veterinarians | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others Monitoring Monitoring Assessing performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others actions Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people Learning Strategies Selecting and using training instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job Back to Top Abilities 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 Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense 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 Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand 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 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person 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 Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation or to develop creative ways to solve a problem Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic the number of ideas is

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  • Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries Prepare surgical equipment and pass instruments and materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures Perform enemas catheterization ear flushes intravenous feedings and gavages Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions such as diet lists and schedules Exercise animals and provide them with companionship Record information relating to animal genealogy feeding schedules appearance behavior and breeding Educate and advise clients on animal health care nutrition and behavior problems Perform hygiene related duties such as clipping animals claws and cleaning and polishing teeth Prepare examination or treatment rooms by stocking them with appropriate supplies Provide assistance with euthanasia of animals and disposal of corpses Perform office reception duties such as scheduling appointments and helping customers Dust spray or bathe animals to control insect pests Write reports maintain research information and perform clerical duties Perform accounting duties including bookkeeping billing customers for services and maintaining inventories Assist professional personnel with research projects in commercial public health or research laboratories Sell pet food and supplies to customers Groom trim or clip animals coats Back to Top Knowledge Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services This includes customer needs assessment meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction Back to Top Abilities 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 Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events Extent Flexibility The ability to bend stretch twist or reach with your body arms and or legs 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 Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance medical attention emotional support or other personal care to others such as coworkers customers or patients Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Back to Top Interests 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

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  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians | TN Career Information Delivery System
    and apply splints and other protective devices Perform a variety of office clerical and accounting duties such as reception billing bookkeeping or selling products Bathe animals clip nails or claws and brush and cut animals hair Conduct specialized procedures such as animal branding or tattooing and hoof trimming Back to Top Knowledge Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services This includes customer needs assessment meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services This includes customer needs assessment meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms their tissues cells functions interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms their tissues cells functions interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic algebra geometry calculus statistics and their applications Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic algebra geometry calculus statistics and their applications Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions danger signs production techniques and disposal methods Back to Top Education There are primarily two levels of education and training for entry into this occupation A veterinary technician completes a 2 year program in the field while a 4 year program is required for veterinary technologists Most entry level veterinary technicians have an associate degree from an accredited community college program in veterinary technology in which courses are taught in clinical and laboratory settings using live animals A few colleges offer veterinary technology programs that are longer and that may culminate in a 4 year bachelor s degree in veterinary technology Some 4 year colleges offer programs in laboratory animal science For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Agriculture Standards Competency Profiles and Resource Links online Back to Top Skills Instructing Teaching others how to do something 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 Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making Back to Top Abilities 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 Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing

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