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TITLE: Sound Engineering Technicians

DEFINITION: Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix or reproduce music, voices, and previously recorded sound effects.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Records speech, music, and other sounds on recording media, using recording equipment.

    2. Mixes and edits voices, music, and taped sound effects, during stage performances, using sound mixing board.

    3. Synchronizes and equalizes prerecorded dialog, music, and sound effects with visual action of motion picture or television production, using control console.

    4. Reproduces and duplicates sound recordings from original recording media, using sound editing and duplication equipment.

    5. Regulates volume level and quality of sound during motion picture, phonograph, television, or radio production recording sessions, using control console.

    6. Sets up, adjusts, and tests recording equipment to prepare for recording session.

    7. Keeps log of recordings.

    8. Maintains recording equipment.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    71 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    63 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

    63 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    42 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

    29 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    29 Clerical
    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 Fine Arts
    Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture

    21 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    21 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    17 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    4 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

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    90 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    80 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    65 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    60 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    60 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    55 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    55 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    50 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    45 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    45 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    45 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    45 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    40 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    40 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    40 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    40 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    40 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    40 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    35 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    35 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    35 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    35 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    30 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    30 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    30 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    30 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    30 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    30 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    25 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    25 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    25 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    25 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    25 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    20 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    20 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    20 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    20 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    20 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    15 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    15 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    15 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    10 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    5 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    5 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    5 Management of Financial Resources
    Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    65 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    65 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    55 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    55 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    55 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    50 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    50 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)

    50 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    50 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.

    50 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    45 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

    45 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

    45 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

    45 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.

    45 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    40 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

    40 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.

    40 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.

    40 Originality
    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

    40 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

    40 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    40 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

    40 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    35 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    35 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    35 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    35 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.

    35 Night Vision
    The ability to see under low light conditions

    35 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    35 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

    30 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    30 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    30 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    30 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    25 Peripheral Vision
    The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward

    25 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    25 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    25 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    25 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    25 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

    20 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

    20 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    20 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    15 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.

    15 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    15 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    15 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    10 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

    10 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    10 Glare Sensitivity
    The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting

    5 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    96 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    83 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.

    75 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    75 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    71 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    67 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.

    67 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.

    58 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    58 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    58 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.

    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 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    54 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

    50 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    50 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.

    50 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    50 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    42 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    42 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    42 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    42 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.

    38 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    38 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    38 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    38 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.

    38 Coaching and Developing Others
    Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

    29 Developing and Building Teams
    Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

    29 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.

    21 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    21 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.

    21 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

    17 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    17 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.

    17 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.

    17 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    17 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    17 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.

    13 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    13 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    13 Staffing Organizational Units
    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting persons for the organization.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    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) .

    95 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    90 (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?

    80 (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?

    76 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    75 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    56 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    50 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    47 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    47 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    45 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    43 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    40 (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?

    37 (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?

    36 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    35 (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?

    33 (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?

    32 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    32 (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.)

    32 (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?

    26 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    20 (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?

    20 (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)?

    15 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    15 (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?

    15 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    12 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    12 (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)?

    10 (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?

    10 (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?

    10 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    10 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    10 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    9 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    5 (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?

    5 (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?

    5 (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)

    5 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    5 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    5 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    5 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

    4 (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)

    3 (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)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    89 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.

    67 Artistic
    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.

    50 Investigative
    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.

    44 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.

    44 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.

    17 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    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.

    57 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.

    55 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.

    54 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.

    54 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.

    48 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.

    81 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    72 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    66 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    59 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    59 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    59 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    56 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    56 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    56 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    56 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    53 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    53 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    53 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    50 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    50 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    47 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    47 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    44 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    44 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    41 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    38 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 962382010 Recordist
    962167010 Manager, Sound Effects
    194262014 Sound Controller
    194382014 Tape Transferrer
    194262018 Sound Mixer
    194362010 Recording Engineer
    194362014 Rerecording Mixer

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0926 RECORDING ENGINEER
    0527 SOUND MIXER

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 216 Engineering Technicians, N.E.C.
    235 Technicians, N.E.C.

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 100104 Radio and Television Broadcasting Tech./Technician

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 051005 Crafts: Reproduction
    051003 Crafts: Electrical-Electronic
    010602 Craft Arts: Arts and Crafts

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): 3N171V Regional Band
    3N151V Regional Band
    3V053 Visual Information Production-Documentation
    3V033 Visual Information Production-Documentation
    3V073 Visual Information Production-Documentation
    3V013 Visual Information Production-Documentation
    25V Combat Documentation/Production Specialist
    3V051 Visual Information
    3V031 Visual Information
    3N131V Regional Band

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 0879 Engineering and Architecture Student Trne
    3911 Sound Recording Equipment Operating
    0898 Engineering and Architecture Group
    0899 Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee
    0802 Engineering Technician
    1670 Equipment Specialist

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians


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