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Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
(SOC Code : 43-9071)
in California

Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines. Exclude "Computer Operators" (43-9011), "Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators" (43-9051) and "Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators" (43-3021).

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
California 20211st Qtr$19.52$14.39$16.30$23.94

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2018 - 20285,8005,300-500-8.66,560

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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
Business Support Services 4,82136.6%
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores 5,5978.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,2126.6%
Grocery Stores 14,1875.7%
Employment Services 4,8124.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 33,0324.6%
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,1883.4%
Depository Credit Intermediation 8,1933.4%
Office Administrative Services 5,2483.3%
Legal Services 44,1673.0%
Data Processing and Related Services 2,9293.0%
Colleges and Universities 1,7492.0%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,5211.5%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,9851.3%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 18,4851.1%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, reader/scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm reader/printers, folding and inserting, bursting, and binder machines.
Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses.
Compute prices for services and receive payment, or provide supervisors with billing information.
Sort, assemble, and proof completed work.
Set up and adjust machines, regulating factors such as speed, ink flow, focus, and number of copies.
Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
File and store completed documents.

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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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Data for Abilities not available.

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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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