Sample 1 - State of California

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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
(SOC Code : 43-4081)
in California

Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$12.26$9.79$11.41$14.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202022,30028,0005,70025.61,450

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Number of Employers in State of California
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Employment for Occupation in State of California

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Greet, register, and assign rooms to guests of hotels or motels.
Verify customers` credit, and establish how the customer will pay for the accommodation.
Contact housekeeping or maintenance staff when guests report problems.
Issue room keys and escort instructions to bellhops.
Make and confirm reservations.
Keep records of room availability and guests` accounts, manually or using computers.
Perform bookkeeping activities, such as balancing accounts and conducting nightly audits.
Post charges, such those for rooms, food, liquor, or telephone calls, to ledgers manually or by using computers.
Compute bills, collect payments, and make change for guests.
Record guest comments or complaints, referring customers to managers as necessary.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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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.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.
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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Alternate Titles
Concierges; Desk Clerks; Front Desk Agents; Front Desk Associates; Front Desk Attendants; Front Desk Clerks; Front Desk Supervisors; Front Office Agents; Guest Services Agents (GSA); and Guest Service Representatives
 
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