Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.
- state Avg. Salary $$$$$$28,951Download Career Flyer
What do they typically do on the job?
- Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
- Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
- Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
Career interests describe the perspectives and interests of people who enjoy the type of work involved in this career.
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People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Engineering and Technology
Building and construction
Movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Hand and Finger Use
Hold or move items with your hands
Keep your arm or hand steady
Exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Use your lower back and stomach
Lift, push, pull, or carry
Use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
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.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Does this sound like something you'd like to do?
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- Talk to someone who works in this field or spend a day job shadowing
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Data for NSI career cards comes from the following: Idaho Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET, MyNextMove, and Career OneStop