Sample 1 - State of California

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Word Processors and Typists
(SOC Code : 43-9022)
in California

Use word processor/computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned. Include composing data keyers. Exclude "Data Entry Keyers" (43-9021), "Secretaries and Administrative Assistants" (43-6011 through 43-6014), "Court Reporters" (23-2091), and "Medical Transcriptionists" (31-9094).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$19.63$16.73$19.33$21.23

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202020,70018,300-2,400-11.6120

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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
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,38714.8%
Employment Services 6,7265.4%
Legal Services 58,4714.4%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6753.8%
Colleges and Universities 2,3173.0%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support30,1101.6%
Insurance Carriers 5,4701.6%
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 41,9361.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Word Processing

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
Perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
Gather, register, and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.
File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
Type correspondence, reports, text and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, dictation or previous versions, using a computer, word processor, or typewriter.
Print and make copies of work.
Keep records of work performed.
Compute and verify totals on report forms, requisitions, or bills, using adding machine or calculator.
Collate pages of reports and other documents prepared.
Electronically sort and compile text and numerical data, retrieving, updating, and merging documents as required.

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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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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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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