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  • Prepress Technicians and Workers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    and immerse plates in developing solutions to develop images Examine unexposed photographic plates to detect flaws or foreign particles prior to printing Lower vacuum frames onto plate film assemblies activate vacuums to establish contact between film and plates and set timers to activate ultraviolet lights that expose plates Examine finished plates to detect flaws verify conformity with master plates and measure dot sizes and centers using light boxes and microscopes Perform close alignment or registration of double and single flats to sensitized plates prior to exposure in order to produce composite images Remove plate film assemblies from vacuum frames and place exposed plates in automatic processors to develop images and dry plates Position and angle screens for proper exposure Inspect developed film for specified results and quality using magnifying glasses and scopes forward acceptable negatives or positives to other workers or to customers Punch holes in light sensitive plates and insert pins in holes to prepare plates for contact with positive or negative film Unload exposed film from scanners and place film in automatic processors to develop images Place masking paper on areas of plates not covered by positives or negatives in order to prevent exposure Mount negatives and plates in cameras set exposure controls and expose plates to light through negatives in order to transfer images onto plates Operate and maintain a variety of cameras and equipment such as process line halftone and color separation cameras enlargers electronic scanners and contact equipment Back to Top Knowledge Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards processors chips electronic equipment and computer hardware and software including applications and programming English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards processors chips electronic equipment and computer hardware and software including applications and programming English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar Communications and Media Knowledge of media production communication and dissemination techniques and methods This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written oral and visual media Back to Top Education High school graduation is required for employment in prepress positions The length of on the job training for a compositor is only a few months but the job is one that is likely to be automated and perhaps eventually eliminated High school courses in English mathematics and keyboarding are helpful in finding jobs in the printing industry Back to Top Work Activities 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 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

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  • Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education | TN Career Information Delivery System
    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 Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance individual differences in ability personality and interests learning and motivation psychological research methods and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects Back to Top Education Teachers with a strong background in early childhood education and child development are best suited for this occupation Public school teachers must be licensed in Tennessee Some individuals may begin teaching under provisional licensure while taking courses to complete their degree To be recommended for licensure the candidate must pass the NTE core battery and a specialty area test in the licensure area A professional teacher s license is issued to a teacher who has completed a minimum of three years experience in an approved school and who has received a positive local evaluation in a Tennessee public school system The professional license is valid for ten years and is renewable by meeting state requirements High school students who wish to become preschool teachers should pursue college preparatory courses For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Family and Consumer Sciences Standards and Competency Profiles online Additionally students may visit the Tennessee Office of Teacher Licensing online Volunteering in a day care center or preschool is also excellent preparation for this occupation 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 Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Back to Top Work Activities Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance medical attention emotional support or other personal care to others such as coworkers customers or patients 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 Artistic Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms designs and patterns They often require self expression and the work can be done without following a clear

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  • Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials | TN Career Information Delivery System
    cloth garments felt or straw on tables dies or feeding mechanisms of pressing machines or on ironing boards or work tables Spray water over fabric to soften fibers when not using steam irons Moisten materials to soften and smooth them Finish velvet garments by steaming them on bucks of hot head presses or steam tables and brushing pile nap with handbrushes Finish fancy garments such as evening gowns and costumes using hand irons to produce high quality finishes Activate and adjust machine controls to regulate temperature and pressure of rollers ironing shoes or plates according to specifications Shrink stretch or block articles by hand to conform to original measurements using forms blocks and steam Clean and maintain pressing machines using cleaning solutions and lubricants Block or shape knitted garments after cleaning Insert heated metal forms into ties and touch up rough places with hand irons Brush materials made of suede leather or felt to remove spots or to raise and smooth naps Use covering cloths to prevent equipment from damaging delicate fabrics Press ties on small pressing machines Select install and adjust machine components including pressing forms rollers and guides using hoists and hand tools Examine and measure finished articles to verify conformance to standards using measuring devices such as tape measures and micrometers Sew ends of new material to leaders or to ends of material in pressing machines using sewing machines Measure fabric to specifications cut uneven edges with shears fold material and press it with an iron to form a heading Back to Top Education Training requirements for this occupation vary by industry Most pressing machine operators acquire their skills on the job usually by watching and assisting experienced workers For most operators training lasts from a few days to several months 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 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 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 Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Adaptability Flexibility Job requires being open to change positive or negative and to considerable variety in the workplace 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

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  • Printing Machine Operators | TN Career Information Delivery System
    of auxiliary equipment used to assemble and finish products Correct misprinted materials using materials such as ink eradicators or solvents Direct and monitor activities of workers feeding inspecting and tending printing machines and materials Pour ink into pans and smooth paint onto stencils using flat bladed knives Prepare and treat lithographic plates with various chemicals to clean and preserve plates and fix images Coordinate printing activities with activities of workers who set up clean and feed machines Monitor stocks of materials such as paper ink and metal in order to maintain supplies during equipment operation Position knives at specified distances from edges of plastic material in order to trim excess material from edges Thin printing compounds using specified thinners Maintain records of goods produced supplies used production costs and machine maintenance and repair activities Attach cloth to take up rollers placing it in feeding position and threading it through equipment as necessary Requisition supplies materials and equipment and receive stock when it arrives Pack and label cartons boxes or bins of finished products Provide assistance in the design and layout of forms and materials to be printed Place spools of thread or wire on holders and thread through machines Apply glue or tape to holes in screens in order to repair leaks Back to Top Knowledge Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Back to Top Education Although completion of a formal apprenticeship or a postsecondary program in printing equipment operation continue to be the best ways to learn the trade many printing machine operators are trained informally on the job while working as assistants to experienced operators Apprenticeships for press operators in commercial shops take 4 years In addition to on the job instruction apprenticeships include related classroom courses Formal postsecondary programs in printing equipment operation offered by technical schools and community colleges are growing in importance Some postsecondary school programs require 2 years of study and award an associate s degree but most programs can be completed in 1 year or less Postsecondary courses in printing are increasingly important because they provide the theoretical knowledge needed to operate advanced equipment Military job training consists of between 8 and 20 weeks of classroom instruction including practice in operating printing machines Training varies with specialty Course content typically includes photolithography techniques operation of offset presses techniques for making printing plates and binding techniques Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses The Army Navy and Marine Corps offer apprenticeship programs in this occupation 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 Performing General Physical Activities Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body

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  • Private Detectives and Investigators | TN Career Information Delivery System
    including applications and programming Back to Top Education There are no formal educational requirements for this occupation however many private investigators have college degrees Postsecondary training in law enforcement or criminology is recommended Almost all private investigators have prior experience in other occupations Some have worked for collection agencies and security organizations Private investigators must have a license to practice in the State of Tennessee The regulatory board which oversees and regulates this occupation is the Tennessee Private Investigation Commission governed by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Division of Regulatory Boards Back to Top Skills Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others 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 Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience 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 Back to Top Abilities Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing 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 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 Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense 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 Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources 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 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 Performing Administrative Activities Performing day to day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Back to Top Interests Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects These occupations can involve leading people and making

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  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists | TN Career Information Delivery System
    for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar Back to Top Education A bachelor s degree is the minimum requirement for an entry level position in this occupation A degree may be in the field of psychology sociology education social services or criminology High school students will find courses in social science English communications and computer applications useful Volunteer experience in a community service program is looked upon favorably by employers Back to Top Skills Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Monitoring Monitoring Assessing performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action 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 Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others actions Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others 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 Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience Back to Top Abilities 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 Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences 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 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 Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Back to Top Work Activities Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Communicating with Supervisors Peers or

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  • Procurement Clerks | TN Career Information Delivery System
    of arithmetic algebra geometry calculus statistics and their applications 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 Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning resource allocation human resources modeling leadership technique production methods and coordination of people and resources English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar Back to Top Education A high school education is usually required for acquiring the job of procurement clerk Most employers however increasingly require some related postsecondary 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 Skills Monitoring Monitoring Assessing performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action 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 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 Back to Top Abilities Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences 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 Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Back to Top Work Activities 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 Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data 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 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 Independence Job requires developing one s own ways of doing things guiding oneself with little or no

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  • Producers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one Back to Top Abilities 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 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 Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer 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 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 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 Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you 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 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 Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Scheduling Work and Activities Scheduling events programs and activities as well as the work of others Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants

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