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  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators | TN Career Information Delivery System
    in order to establish work requirements Signal operators to guide movement of tractor drawn machines Operate road watering oiling and rolling equipment and street sealing equipment such as chip spreaders Perform specialized work using equipment such as pile drivers dredging rigs drillers and concrete pumpers Push other equipment when extra traction or assistance is required Keep records of material and equipment usage and problems encountered Drive tractor trailer trucks to move equipment from site to site Turn valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps Operate equipment to demolish and remove debris and to remove snow from streets roads and parking lots Operate conveyors to remove grit and debris from digesters Compile cost estimates for jobs Back to Top Knowledge 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 Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance 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 Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance 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 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 Back to Top Education Heavy equipment operators usually learn the skill on the job Operators should have a good sense of balance the ability to judge distance and good eye hand foot coordination Employers prefer hiring high school graduates Some construction equipment operators train in formal 3 year operating engineer apprenticeship programs administered by union management committees of the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America Because apprentices learn to operate a wider variety of machines than do other beginners they usually have better job opportunities Apprenticeship programs consist of at least 3 years or 6 000 hours of on the job training and 144 hours a year of related classroom instruction For more general information on this topic contact the National Center for Construction Education and Research online Military job training consists of between 4 and 12 weeks of classroom instruction including practice operating construction equipment Course content typically includes operation of different types of construction equipment and the maintenance and repair of equipment Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses The Army and Navy offer certified apprenticeship programs for one specialty in this occupation Back to Top Skills Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed Back to Top Work Activities Operating Vehicles Mechanized Devices or Equipment Running maneuvering navigating or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment such as

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  • Operations Research Analysts | TN Career Information Delivery System
    asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Back to Top Abilities Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem Number Facility The ability to add subtract multiply or divide quickly and correctly 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 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 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 Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events 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 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 Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer 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 Back to Top Work Activities 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 Provide Consultation and Advice to Others Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical systems or process related topics Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions 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 Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used Identifying

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  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians | TN Career Information Delivery System
    dimensions and depth of cut Inspect weigh and measure mounted or unmounted lenses after completion in order to verify alignment and conformance to specifications using precision instruments Remove lenses from molds and separate lenses in containers for further processing or storage Lay out lenses and trace lens outlines on glass using templates Immerse eyeglass frames in solutions in order to harden soften or dye frames Control equipment that coats lenses to alter their reflective qualities Back to Top Knowledge Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards processors chips electronic equipment and computer hardware and software including applications and programming Back to Top Education Civilian ophthalmic laboratory technicians begin learning on the job with experienced workers They may do simple tasks such as marking or blocking lenses for grinding then progress to the actual lens grinding activity Some learn their skills in postsecondary programs in optical technology at community colleges technical schools or trade schools High school students will find courses in science biology mathematics and computer applications useful Military job training consists of 21 to 26 weeks of classroom instruction including practice in making and repairing dental and optical devices Course content varies depending on the specialty but typically includes laboratory operating procedures Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses Back to Top Work Activities Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work 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 with others Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Back to Top Work Styles Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations 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 Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations Adaptability Flexibility Job requires being open to change positive or negative

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  • Opticians, Dispensing | TN Career Information Delivery System
    school or possess an equivalency of a high school education In addition opticians must have satisfactorily completed a two year course of study in opticianry in a college level program approved by the Tennessee Board of Dispensing Opticians Courses include how to calculate correct lens size grind lens edges and fit glasses on patients Opticians must be licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee They must attain a passing grade of 70 on the National Opticianry Competency Examination NOCE and a passing score of 72 on the National Contact Lens Registry Examination NCLE For more information on regulations governing this occupation visit Rules of the Tennessee Board of Dispensing Opticians online Back to Top Abilities 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 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 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 Back to Top Work Activities Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance medical attention emotional support or other personal care to others such as coworkers customers or patients Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data Selling or Influencing Others Convincing others to buy merchandise goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Back to Top Interests 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 Second Interest High Point Secondary 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 First Interest High Point Primary Rank Descriptiveness Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical hands on problems

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  • Optometrists | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one 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 Monitoring Monitoring Assessing performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action Instructing Teaching others how to do something Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior 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 Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others actions Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions Back to Top Abilities Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events 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 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 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 Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of combine and organize information into meaningful patterns 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 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 Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions 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 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 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 Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining

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  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons | TN Career Information Delivery System
    performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action Learning Strategies Selecting and using training instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done and accounting for these expenditures Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior Management of Personnel Resources Motivating developing and directing people as they work identifying the best people for the job Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it Back to Top Abilities 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 Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions 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 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 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 Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events 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 Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer 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 Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand 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 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 Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted 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 Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged 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 Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you Back to Top Work Activities Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance medical attention emotional support or other personal care to others such as coworkers customers or patients Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Documenting Recording Information Entering transcribing recording storing or maintaining information in written or electronic magnetic form 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 Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Provide Consultation and Advice to Others Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical systems or process related topics Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles 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 Training and Teaching Others Identifying the educational needs of others developing formal educational or training programs or classes and teaching or instructing others Monitoring

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  • Order Clerks | TN Career Information Delivery System
    needs Adjust inventory records to reflect product movement Collect payment for merchandise record transactions and send items such as checks or money orders for further processing Inspect outgoing work for compliance with customers specifications Notify departments when supplies of specific items are low or when orders would deplete available supplies Recommend type of packing or labeling needed on order Calculate and compile order related statistics and prepare reports for management 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 Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing managing files and records stenography and transcription designing forms and other office procedures and terminology Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing promoting and selling products or services This includes marketing strategy and tactics product demonstration sales techniques and sales control systems Back to Top Education A high school education is usually required for this job Most employers however increasingly require some related post secondary training For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Business and Information Technology Standards online Back to Top Abilities Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person 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 Back to Top Work Activities Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Back to Top Interests 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 Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness 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 Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations Initiative Job

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  • Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales | TN Career Information Delivery System
    s or bachelor s degree could be needed Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others Examples include sheet metal workers forest fire fighters customer service representatives pharmacy technicians salespersons retail and tellers Back to Top Tasks Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers sizes colors and quantities of merchandise Obtain merchandise from bins or shelves Compute prices of items or groups of items Complete order receipts Keep records of out going orders Place merchandise on conveyors leading to wrapping areas Requisition additional materials supplies and equipment Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Back to Top Interests 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 Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Back to Top Work Styles Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical 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 Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable

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