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Q: on the water jobs in USA ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: on the water jobs in USA
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: chase66-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 09 Dec 2005 07:50 PST
Expires: 08 Jan 2006 07:50 PST
Question ID: 603642
How many jobs exist in the USA where people work on or around the
water?  Could include Coast Guard, fish and game departments,
commercial fishing, etc?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 09 Dec 2005 08:48 PST
The Department of Labor lists the following job areas that involve
either the oceans or lakes:

100  19-1020.01 Biologists 
94  45-3011.00 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 
89  53-5021.00 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 
89  53-5021.01 Ship and Boat Captains 
74  19-2043.00 Hydrologists 
65  25-1051.00 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences
Teachers, Postsecondary
59  53-5021.03 Pilots, Ship 
59  53-7031.00 Dredge Operators 
49  17-2051.00 Civil Engineers 
49  17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 
49  19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 
20  19-2021.00 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 
19  11-9011.03 Fish Hatchery Managers 
19  19-4099.99 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 
15  33-3031.00 Fish and Game Wardens 
14  53-5022.00 Motorboat Operators 
9  53-3033.00 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 

Is that the sort of list you were looking for?


Clarification of Question by chase66-ga on 09 Dec 2005 10:14 PST
Yes, want a figure for the number of jobs where working on or around
the water is the defining set.

The list you posted looks pretty close to what I need.

Subject: Re: on the water jobs in USA
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 09 Dec 2005 12:07 PST

Thanks for getting back to me.

The US Department of Labor runs an online service called the
Occupational Information Network, or O*NET for short:

Entering terms of interest in the Keyword box will return related job listings.

For instance, I entered [ ocean or lake ] and got this list:

which is (pretty much) the list I provided earlier.

Adding too many keywords seems to confuse the system a bit, but you
can certainly explore other terms as well, such as this search on [
boat or ship ]:

or this one on [ water ]:

Not every job title will be relevant.  I don't think "Plumbers" for
instance, necessarily belong on your list (though there are certainly
*some* plumbers that work on, rather than ankle-deep in, the water).

I trust these lists and the O*NET tool will fully answer your question.  

But if you need anything else, just post a Request for Clarification
to let me know, and I'm at your service.



search strategy -- Used the bookmarked site for O*NET
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