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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*
(SOC Code : 13-1121)
in Santa Cruz County

Coordinate activities of staff and convention personnel to make arrangements for group meetings and conventions.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.


Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20131st Qtr$23.66$17.85$22.30$28.08

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Santa Cruz County 2010 - 202050803060.03

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Accommodation 14617.4%
Other Support Services 9613.0%
Professional and Similar Organizations 797.4%
Religious Organizations 1833.0%
Civic and Social Organizations 753.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42.6%
Colleges and Universities 192.6%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 1462.4%
Travel Arrangement & Reservation Service452.3%
Special Food Services 412.1%
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 482.0%
Grantmaking and Giving Services 62.0%
Insurance Carriers 471.3%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 851.2%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements.
Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
Meet with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to establish and monitor budgets, or to review administrative procedures and event progress.
Review event bills for accuracy, and approve payment.
Evaluate and select providers of services according to customer requirements.
Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
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.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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 Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.
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.

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