Sample 1 - State of California

Occupation Profile


Printer Version
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
(SOC Code : 51-6021)
in California

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$10.94$9.43$10.58$11.85

View Wages for All Areas  About Wages
 

Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20208,7009,1004004.6100

View Projections for All Areas  About Projections
 

Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Enter a Zip Code     Find a Zip code in California

Within  miles of Zip Code.


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
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 8,57484.1%
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 7034.3%

About Staffing Patterns
 

Data for Training Programs not available.

About Training & Apprenticeships
 

About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Operate steam, hydraulic, or other pressing machines to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or to shape, form, or patch articles.
Lower irons, rams, or pressing heads of machines into position over material to be pressed.
Remove finished pieces from pressing machines and hang or stack them for cooling, or forward them for additional processing.
Slide material back and forth over heated, metal, ball-shaped forms to smooth and press portions of garments that cannot be satisfactorily pressed with flat pressers or hand irons.
Hang, fold, package, and tag finished articles for delivery to customers.
Select appropriate pressing machines, based on garment properties such as heat tolerance.
Push and pull irons over surfaces of articles to smooth or shape them.
Finish pleated garments, determining sizes of pleats from evidence of old pleats or from work orders, using machine presses or hand irons.
Straighten, smooth, or shape materials to prepare them for pressing.
Finish pants, jackets, shirts, skirts and other dry-cleaned and laundered articles, using hand irons.

More Tasks for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials


Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

More Skills for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials


Data for Tasks not available.

More Abilities for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials


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.

More Work Values for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials


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.

More Interests for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

 
Related Links
LMI for Job Seekers
Local Area Profile
Compare Occupations
View Similar Occupations
O*Net - The Occupation Information Network