Sample 1 - State of California

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Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
(SOC Code : 45-2041)
in California

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. Exclude "Agricultural Inspectors" (45-2011).

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$9.46$8.64$9.10$10.03

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202017,40018,1007004.0490

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Butter Grader`s LicenseDepartment of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch
www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss

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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
Employment Services 6,72612.9%
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 23012.3%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,4869.6%
Other Food Manufacturing 8688.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell, and quality to ensure correct processing and usage.
Discard inferior or defective products or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing.
Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel.
Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers.
Record grade or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets.
Separate fiber tufts between fingers to assess strength, uniformity, and cohesive quality of fibers.

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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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
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.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
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.
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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