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TITLE: Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
DEFINITION: Buy merchandise or commodities (other than farm products) for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Include assistant buyers.
1. Examines, selects, orders, and purchases merchandise from suppliers or other merchants.
2. Confers with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.
3. Consults with store or merchandise managers about budget and goods to be purchased.
4. Analyzes sales records and trends to determine current or expected demand and minimum inventory required.
5. Inspects, grades, or approves merchandise or products to determine value or yield.
6. Conducts staff meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise.
7. Authorizes payment of invoices or return of merchandise.
8. Sets or recommends mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.
9. Arranges for transportation of purchases.
10. Trains purchasing or sales personnel.
11. Provides clerks with information, such as price, mark-ups or mark-downs, manufacturer number, season code, and style number to print on price tags.
12. Approves advertising materials.
Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.
83 Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems
Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
63 Administration and Management
Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods
58 Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques
Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations
54 Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data
54 English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
50 Production and Processing
Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods
50 Education and Training
Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
42 Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology
29 Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions. This includes recruitment, selection, training, and promotion regulations and procedures; compensation and benefits packages; labor relations and negotiation strategies; and personnel information systems
29 Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems
17 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
17 Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
13 Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, and practices, and their impact on human culture
13 Food Production
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting of food for consumption including crop rotation methods, animal husbandry, and food storage/handling techniques
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance
8 Foreign Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation
8 Fine Arts
Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture
8 History and Archeology
Knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilizations and cultures
4 Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications
4 Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property
4 Therapy and Counseling
Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects
4 Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings
Skills elements are ranked by importance.
75 Critical Thinking
Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
75 Product Inspection
Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products
71 Information Gathering
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
71 Active Listening
Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Talking to others to effectively convey information
71 Active Learning
Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
71 Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
71 Judgment and Decision Making
Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
67 Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
63 Systems Perception
Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur
63 Idea Evaluation
Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
58 Problem Identification
Identifying the nature of problems
58 Solution Appraisal
Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts
54 Systems Evaluation
Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy
54 Implementation Planning
Developing approaches for implementing an idea
54 Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures
54 Identification of Key Causes
Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal
54 Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
50 Operations Analysis
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions
50 Identifying Downstream Consequences
Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations
46 Information Organization
Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
Using mathematics to solve problems
46 Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people
Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something
42 Idea Generation
Generating a number of different approaches to problems
Teaching others how to do something
38 Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
Persuading others to approach things differently
Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
33 Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others
Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks
29 Learning Strategies
Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things
Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it .
Abilities elements are ranked by importance.
92 Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
83 Near Vision
The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)
83 Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
75 Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener
75 Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
75 Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.
71 Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
67 Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem
67 Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.
67 Category Flexibility
The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.
67 Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures
63 Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
63 Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
58 Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
58 Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
54 Speed of Closure
The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern
50 Auditory Attention
The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds
46 Information Ordering
The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.
46 Spatial Orientation
The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem
38 Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time
38 Time Sharing
The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)
33 Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
33 Arm-Hand Steadiness
The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
33 Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
33 Perceptual Speed
The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object
33 Extent Flexibility
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
33 Far Vision
The ability to see details at a distance
33 Flexibility of Closure
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material
33 Trunk Strength
The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing
29 Static Strength
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
25 Finger Dexterity
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
17 Hearing Sensitivity
The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness
17 Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated
13 Response Orientation
The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts
13 Peripheral Vision
The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward
13 Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms or legs
8 Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears
4 Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
4 Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object
The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath
4 Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
4 Gross Body Coordination
The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion
4 Gross Body Equilibrium
The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position
4 Night Vision
The ability to see under low light conditions
4 Glare Sensitivity
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting
Work activities elements are ranked by importance.
88 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
88 Communicating With Other Workers
Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
88 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
83 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
83 Analyzing Data or Information
Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
79 Teaching Others
Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
75 Estimating Needed Characteristics
Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
71 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
71 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
71 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.
71 Developing Objectives and Strategies
Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
71 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
71 Performing Administrative Activities
Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
71 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
67 Documenting or Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
67 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.
58 Evaluating Information Against Standards
Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.
58 Processing Information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.
58 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.
58 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
54 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.
54 Coaching and Developing Others
Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
54 Thinking Creatively
Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
50 Implementing Ideas or Programs
Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.
50 Selling or Influencing Others
Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.
50 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.
50 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.
46 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.
46 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.
46 Staffing Organizational Units
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting persons for the organization.
42 Handling and Moving Objects
Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.
38 Interacting With Computers
Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.
33 Developing and Building Teams
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
33 Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.
29 Performing General Physical Activities
Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.
25 Performing For or Working With Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
4 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
4 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
4 Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing assistance or personal care to others.
4 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .
92 (F) Indoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors
73 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?
73 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
70 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?
69 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?
67 (F) Sitting
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?
67 (S) Consequence of Error
How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
67 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?
63 (I) Provide a Service to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?
58 (F) Standing
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?
58 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?
57 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?
53 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?
50 (F) Walking or Running
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?
48 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
47 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?
42 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?
40 (I) Deal With External Customers
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?
38 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?
33 (A) Degree of Automation
Indicate the level of automation of this job.
27 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?
25 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
21 (F) Outdoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors
21 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
21 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?
21 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?
17 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?
17 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?
17 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?
17 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?
13 (F) Contaminants
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?
13 (F) Hazardous Situations
How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
13 (F) Special Uniform
How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?
13 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?
10 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?
10 (D) Hazardous Situations
If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
8 (F) High Places
How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to high places? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)
8 (F) Very Hot
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?
7 (L) Hazardous Situations
What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
7 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)
5 (L) High Places
What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to high places while performing this job? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)
4 (F) Hazardous Equipment
How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)
4 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?
4 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?
3 (D) High Places
If injury, due to exposure to high places, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)
3 (D) Hazardous Equipment
If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)
2 (L) Hazardous Equipment
What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)
Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.
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 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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
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.
Work values elements are ranked by extent.
60 Independence-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
59 Support-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
59 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
58 Achievement-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
54 Recognition-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
53 Relationships-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
72 Working Conditions
Workers on this job have good working conditions
69 Company Policies and Practices
Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company
Workers on this job are busy all the time
66 Moral Values
Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong
Workers on this job make decisions on their own
Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with
Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement
Workers on this job have something different to do every day
59 Ability Utilization
Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities
59 Supervision, Human Relations
Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management
Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision
Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers
Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment
Workers on this job try out their own ideas
Workers on this job have steady employment
53 Social Status
Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community
Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do
Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others
50 Supervision, Technical
Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well
Workers on this job do their work alone
31 Social Service
Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people
|DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles):||
162157022 Buyer, Assistant
|AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management):||
|CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations):||
029 Buyers, Wholesale and Retail Trade except Farm Products
|CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs):||
200501 Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers and Consultants, G
080705 General Retailing Operations
200306 Fashion and Fabric Consultant
080704 General Buying Operations
010501 Agricultural Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
200301 Clothing, Apparel and Textile Workers and Managers, General
521403 International Business Marketing
|GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration):||
080103 Sales Technology: Purchasing and Sales
|MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes):||
|OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics):||
21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
|OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations):||
|SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification):||
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products