Experience- Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a teller might benefit from experience working directly with the public, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be a teller with little difficulty.
Education- These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Job Training- Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
Examples- These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, pharmacy technicians, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
The training and qualifications required of child care workers vary widely. Each state has its own licensing requirements that regulate caregiver training ranging from a high school diploma, to community college courses, to a college degree in child development or early-childhood education. Some state requirements are minimal. Child care workers generally can obtain employment with a high school diploma and little or no experience. Local governments, private firms, and publicly funded programs may have more demanding training and education requirements. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged in most day care centers. Valuable hands-on experience may be gained after school and during the summer. For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation, Tennessee high school students may visit the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum Standards and Competency Profiles online.
Social Service - Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people.
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.
Activity - Workers on this job are busy all the time.
Security - Workers on this job have steady employment.
Moral Values - Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Working Conditions - Workers on this job have good working conditions.
Co-workers - Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with.
Company Policies and Practices - Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company.
Achievement - Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment.
Variety - Workers on this job have something different to do every day.
Autonomy - Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision.
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.
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