ERIC Number: ED274838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Handbook of Entry Level Jobs. A Guide for Occupational Investigation for Administrators, Counselors, Vocational and Special Education Teachers.
McCarron, Lawrence T.
This handbook is intended to provide administrators, vocational counselors, and teachers with a convenient reference of entry-level jobs. The handbook organizes information on over 3,000 jobs into the nine occupational clusters that have been identified by the Department of Labor in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). Jobs are organized according to the following clusters: health care; clerical and sales; service; agriculture, forestry, and fishery; industrial processing; machine trades; benchwork; structural work; and packaging, transportation, mining, and miscellaneous occupations. Each job description contains the following basic components: job title and DOT job code number; a lead statement containing information on such topics as worker actions, purpose of worker actions, tools and materials used, product made, and instructions followed; a list of the five main duties performed in the job; functional competencies required of workers in such areas as physical strength, manual dexterity, math and reading grade level, degree of interaction with people, and degree of perceptual discrimination required; and information on any hazardous jobs or unpleasant working conditions associated with the job. Also included are Bureau of Labor Statistics projected employment trends for the 1980s in each of the nine aforementioned occupational areas. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Allied Health Occupations, Building Trades, Careers, Clerical Occupations, Demand Occupations, Electromechanical Technology, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Health Occupations, Metal Working, Sales Occupations, Semiskilled Occupations, Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Technical Occupations, Unskilled Occupations
Occupational Curriculum Laboratory, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX 75428 (Order No. SN-102-TG: $17.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Occupational Curriculum Lab.