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  • Postmasters and Mail Superintendents | TN Career Information Delivery System
    examination After working with the agency and learning the necessary tasks through on the job training qualified individuals may advance to the position of postmaster Back to Top Skills 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 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 Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents Back to Top Abilities 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 Back to Top Work Activities Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Guiding Directing and Motivating Subordinates Providing guidance and direction to subordinates including setting performance standards and monitoring performance Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Coaching and Developing Others Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching mentoring or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data 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 Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks Performing Administrative Activities Performing day to day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork Scheduling Work and Activities Scheduling events programs and activities as well as the work of others Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Documenting Recording Information Entering transcribing recording storing or maintaining information in written or electronic magnetic form Developing and Building

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  • Postsecondary Teachers, All Other | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Studies Teachers Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Career Summary Education Salary Education In 2 year colleges master s degree holders fill most full time positions However with increasing competition for available jobs institutions can be more selective in their hiring practices Many 2 year institutions increasingly prefer job applicants to have some teaching experience or experience with distance learning Preference also may be given to those holding dual master s degrees because they can teach more subjects In addition with greater competition for jobs master s degree holders may find it increasingly difficult to obtain employment as they are passed over in favor of candidates holding a Ph D Most college and university faculty are in four academic ranks professor associate professor assistant professor and instructor Most faculty members are hired as instructors Generally four year colleges and universities consider only doctoral degree holders for full time positions High school students who wish to enter the teaching field should take college preparatory courses In college students should select a graduate level program in the area in which they wish to teach Back to Top Salary 10 25 Median 50 75 90 TN Annual 17 650 33 030 48 820 69

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  • Potters, Manufacturing | TN Career Information Delivery System
    ware for defects and measure dimensions using rule and thickness gauge Adjust wheel speeds according to the feel of the clay as pieces enlarge and walls become thinner Mix and apply glazes and load glazed pieces into kilns for firing Move pieces from wheels so that they can dry Perform test fires of pottery to determine how to achieve specific colors and textures Position balls of clay in centers of potters wheels and start motors or pump treadles with feet to revolve wheels Press thumbs into centers of revolving clay to form hollows and press on the inside and outside of emerging clay cylinders with hands and fingers gradually raising and shaping clay to desired forms and sizes Pull wires through bases of articles and wheels in order to separate finished pieces Raise and shape clay into wares such as vases and pitchers on revolving wheels using hands fingers and thumbs Adjust pressures temperatures and trimming tool settings as required Back to Top Knowledge Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose produce and perform works of music dance visual arts drama and sculpture 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 Back to Top Work Values Moral Values Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong Independence Workers on this job do their work alone Autonomy Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision Achievement Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment Independence Mean Extent

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  • Pourers and Casters, Metal | TN Career Information Delivery System
    remove excess metal from ingots or equipment using hand tools strainers rakes or burners collect scrap for recycling Turn valves to circulate water through cores or spray water on filled molds to cool and solidify metal Add metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights Load specified amounts of metal and flux into furnaces or clay crucibles Remove solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzles using long bars or oxygen burners Assemble and embed cores in casting frames using hand tools and equipment Back to Top Education Most employers prefer hiring high school graduates for this position Most metal workers learn their skills on the job Trainees begin by observing and assisting experienced workers They sometimes are required to attend formal classes on machine operations High school students will find courses in metal shop blueprint reading computer applications science and mathematics helpful Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person 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 Attention to Detail Job

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  • Power Distributors and Dispatchers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things 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 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 Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand 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 Back to Top Work Activities Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems 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 Documenting Recording Information Entering transcribing recording storing or maintaining information in written or electronic magnetic form Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems including hardware and software to program write software set up functions enter data or process information Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Judging the Qualities of Things Services or People Assessing the value importance or quality of things or people Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Provide Consultation and Advice to Others Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical systems or process related topics Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products Events or Information Estimating sizes distances and quantities or determining time costs resources or materials needed to perform a work

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  • Power Plant Operators | TN Career Information Delivery System
    strong math and science skills are preferred College level courses or prior experience in a mechanical or technical job may be helpful Employers increasingly require computer proficiency because computers are used to keep records generate reports and track maintenance Workers selected for training as a fossil fueled power plant operator or distributor undergo extensive on the job and classroom training Several years of training and experience are required to become a fully qualified control room operator or power distributor With further training and experience workers may advance to shift supervisor Successful completion of high school algebra is required for military nuclear power plant specialties Nuclear specialties are open only to men Job training consists of between 12 and 25 weeks of instruction including practice in operating power plants Course content typically includes operation of pressure boilers operation and maintenance of reactor control systems and operation and maintenance of mechanical systems on nuclear and powered ships and submarines Nuclear specialties have training programs that last one year or more covering all aspects of nuclear power plant operations Back to Top Skills Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others actions Back to Top Abilities 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 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer 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 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 information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Inspecting Equipment Structures or Material Inspecting equipment structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems 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 Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job 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

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  • Precious Metal Workers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    using solder and blowtorches Position articles over snarling tools and then raise design areas using foot powered hammers Rotate molds to distribute alloys and to prevent formation of air pockets Route out locations where parts are to be joined to items using routing machines Shape and straighten damaged or twisted articles by hand or using pliers Solder parts together or fill holes and cracks with metal solder using gas torches Strike articles with small tools or punch them with hammers to indent them or restore embossing Trim gates and sharp points from cast parts using band saws Verify that bottom edges of articles are level using straightedges or by rocking them back and forth on flat surfaces Weigh and mix alloy ingredients using formulas and knowledge of ingredients chemical properties Wire parts such as legs spouts and handles to article bodies in preparation for soldering Carry castings or finished items to storage areas or to different work stations Design and fabricate models of new casting molds and chipping and turning tools used to finish product surfaces Design silver articles such as jewelry and serving pieces Sand interior mold parts to remove glaze residue apply new glaze to molds and allow it to dry for mold assembly Secure molded items in chucks of lathes and activate lathes to finish inner and outer surfaces of items Anneal precious metal objects such as coffeepots tea sets and trays in gas ovens for prescribed times to soften metal for reworking Assemble molds wrap molds in heat resistant cloth and ladle molten alloy into mold openings repeating casting processes as necessary to produce specified numbers of parts Cut and file pieces of jewelry such as rings brooches bracelets and lockets Determine placement of auxiliary parts such as handles and spouts and mark locations of parts Engrave decorative lines on items using engraving tools Examine articles to determine the nature of defects requiring repair such as dents uneven bottoms scratches or holes Form concavities in bottoms of articles to improve stability using tracing punches and hammers Strike molds in order to separate dried castings from molds Weigh completed items to determine weights and record any deviations Research reference materials analyze production data and consult with interested parties to develop ideas for new products 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 Back to Top Work Values Independence Workers on this job do their work alone Moral Values Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong Ability Utilization Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities Autonomy Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision Achievement Mean Extent Occupations that satisfy this work value are results

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  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Career Summary Education Salary Education Most employers prefer applicants with formal training in electronics Postsecondary courses in this field may be found in community colleges universities private vocational schools and Tennessee technology centers High school students will find courses in mathematics electronics computer applications and science provide a good background for this line of work Precision instrument and equipment repairers generally have additional on the job training and attend seminars to update their skills Military job training consists of between 9 and 34 weeks of classroom instruction including practice in repairing precision instruments Training length varies depending on specialty Course content typically includes calibration and repair of precision measuring instruments use of blueprints and schematics test and repair of cameras and darkroom equipment and test and repair of aerial sensor equipment The Army and Navy offer certified apprenticeship programs for some specialties in this occupation Back to Top Salary 10 25 Median 50 75 90 TN Annual 27 490 34 780 51 250 62 950 75 500 US Annual 28 610 37 120 47 410 58 270 69 880 Some salaries are listed at an hourly rate Those that include a single dollar amount are considered hourly wage Wage and

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