Sample 1 - State of California

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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
(SOC Code : 47-5071)
in California

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

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 20131st Qtr$17.69$13.13$16.12$21.02

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20202,3002,80050021.7110

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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
Support Activities for Mining 24029.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy.
Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and by making visual inspections, and repair the leaks.
Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand.
Bolt together pump and engine parts.
Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
Supply equipment to rig floors as requested, and provide assistance to roughnecks.
Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
Clean up spilled oil by bailing it into barrels.
Dig drainage ditches around wells and storage tanks.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
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.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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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.
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.

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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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