Farming,Fishing, and Foresty

by:Wina Adre


Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.

Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.

Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.

Move containerized shrubs, plants, and trees, using wheelbarrows or tractors.

Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping.


Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Work Content

Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?

Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.

Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


High school diploma or equivalent

Less than high school diploma

Doctoral or professional degree


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.


Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Relationships — 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

Achievement — 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.

Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2012)

$8.98 hourly, $18,670 annual

Employment (2012)

597,000 employees

Projected growth (2012-2022)

Decline (-3% or lower)

Projected job openings (2012-2022)