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Tire Repairers and Changers
(SOC Code : 49-3093)
in California

Repair and replace tires.

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 20221st Qtr$18.93$15.11$18.13$21.08

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2018 - 202811,30011,30000.012,460

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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
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores8,91969.6%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 33,87110.7%
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers 2,7002.5%
Automobile Dealers 8,7901.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly.
Identify and inflate tires correctly for the size and ply.
Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks.
Remount wheels onto vehicles.
Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries.
Unbolt wheels from vehicles and remove them, using lug wrenches and other hand and power tools.
Reassemble tires onto wheels.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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 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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
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.

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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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