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Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
(SOC Code : 27-2023)
in California

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Include all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20171st Qtr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 20241,9002,20030015.890

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Judge, Amateur California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc.
Judge, ProfessionalDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission
Referees, ProfessionalDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission
Referees, AmateurCalifornia Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc.
TimekeeperDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,43733.3%
Colleges and Universities 2,64316.0%
Spectator Sports 70012.7%
Civic and Social Organizations 5,9134.8%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,7943.2%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.
Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results.
Inspect sporting equipment and/or examine participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.
Keep track of event times, including race times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.
Signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition.
Verify scoring calculations before competition winners are announced.
Resolve claims of rule infractions or complaints by participants and assess any necessary penalties, according to regulations.
Start races and competitions.
Teach and explain the rules and regulations governing a specific sport.
Confer with other sporting officials, coaches, players, and facility managers in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.)
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.
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.

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