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Tour Guides and Escorts
(SOC Code : 39-7011)
in San Diego County

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

San Diego County is the same as San Diego-Carlsbad MSA.
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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Diego County 2016 - 202686098012014.0168

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Diego County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 41425.6%
Travel Arrangement & Reservation Service51711.7%
Amusement Parks and Arcades 244.1%
Other Support Services 8283.0%
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing2791.5%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Describe tour points of interest to group members, and respond to questions.
Escort individuals or groups on cruises, sightseeing tours, or through places of interest such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
Conduct educational activities for school children.
Monitor visitors` activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.
Provide directions and other pertinent information to visitors.
Greet and register visitors, and issue any required identification badges or safety devices.
Distribute brochures, show audiovisual presentations, and explain establishment processes and operations at tour sites.
Research various topics, including site history, environmental conditions, and clients` skills and abilities to plan appropriate expeditions, instruction, and commentary.
Select travel routes and sites to be visited based on knowledge of specific areas.
Collect fees and tickets from group members.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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.)
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.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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