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Travel Guides
(SOC Code : 39-7012)
in San Diego County

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance cruises, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

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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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Guide LicenseDepartment of Fish and Wildlife
License and Revenue Branch
http://www.wildlife.ca.gov

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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
Travel Arrangement & Reservation Service51738.8%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Tourism and Travel Services Management

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
Sell travel packages.
Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers.
Lead individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest.
Verify amounts and quality of equipment prior to expeditions or tours.
Pay bills and record checks issued.
Attend to special needs of tour participants.
Give advice on sightseeing and shopping.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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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.)
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.
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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