Over the weekend, We discussed furniture rental consultants for the proposition that 34% require standing about half the time; that the SVP range is below; that the occupation is one of 24 in the O*NET classification of counter and rental clerks; and that the occupational group consists of 442,100 jobs in the national economy as of 2014.
I know the next question. What about counter clerk, photofinishing? This occupation belongs to the same SOC group and the same comments, but a different industry. The DOT describes the occupation as occurring in the photofinishing industry. That one is not listed in the excel spreadsheet that forms the Employment Projections from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, for SOC group 41-2021. So we have to use a different tool, the NAICS search.
NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System. We search by using the NAICS search. Using photofinishing as the search term we get:
|812921||Photofinishing Laboratories (except One-Hour)||6,884||138,479||463,615||536|
The five-digit code is the parent, the two six-digit codes are the children. Photofinishing Laboratories (except One-Hour) plus One-Hour Photofinishing(6,884 + 774) comprise photofinishing (7,758).
|812900||Other personal services||0.7||0.2|
Counter clerks cannot make up more than 700 jobs on the employment projections in the four-digit code for NAICS code 812900 Other Personal Services. They represent 0.2% of industry employment. In the photofinishing industry, counter clerks make up 15 jobs (0.002 * 7,658 = 15.3).
How many counter clerk jobs exist in the national economy? Taking administrative notice of the OOH along with the employment projections and the CBP using the NAICS search tool results in a total of 15 jobs in the nation. The occupation does not exist in significant numbers.