Sample 1 - State of California

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Butchers and Meat Cutters
(SOC Code : 51-3021)
in California

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

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

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$14.73$10.32$13.49$19.29

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202019,50023,1003,60018.5930

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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
Grocery Stores 16,11174.2%
Specialty Food Stores 8,47511.8%
Other General Merchandise Stores 5,1865.6%
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2812.7%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,4862.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Meat Cutting/Meat Cutter

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Wrap, weigh, label and price cuts of meat.
Prepare and place meat cuts and products in display counter, so they will appear attractive and catch the shopper`s eye.
Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare meat in cooking form.
Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery, to ensure meat quality.
Shape, lace, and tie roasts, using boning knife, skewer, and twine.
Estimate requirements and order or requisition meat supplies to maintain inventories.
Supervise other butchers or meat cutters.
Record quantity of meat received and issued to cooks or keep records of meat sales.
Negotiate with representatives from supply companies to determine order details.

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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.
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.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.

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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.
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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Alternate Titles
Meat Butchers; and Meat Counter Workers
 
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