Sample 1 - State of California

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Home Appliance Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-9031)
in California

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

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
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$19.57$15.28$18.32$23.78

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20203,5004,00050014.3110

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Central Vacuum Systems Limited Specialty ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
www.cslb.ca.gov

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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
Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,35729.6%
Electronics and Appliance Stores 22,11820.3%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 8,5742.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment.
Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
Service and repair domestic electrical and/or gas appliances such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers.
Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.
Talk to customers or refer to work orders in order to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances.
Maintain stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
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.)
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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