Saturday, August 26, 2017

Parimutuel-Ticket Checker 219.587-010 -- Sedentary Job Numbers

Parimutuel-Ticket Checker is one of those sedentary jobs that piques the interest of vocational experts to identify as sedentary unskilled work.  According to the DOT, the occupation exists in the amusement and recreation industry.  The DOT describes the occupation:

219.587-010 PARIMUTUEL-TICKET CHECKER (amuse. & rec.) alternate titles: ticket counter
    Counts and records number of parimutuel tickets cashed at race track to verify records of cashiers. Compares totals with entries on daily balance sheet. Compares each ticket with sample or examines tickets under fluorescent light to verify validity of tickets. Reports discrepancies.
GOE: 07.05.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
With reasoning, math, and language level 3, the occupation is not simple.  One obvious fact that jumps out from the DOT -- this work occurs at the race track and therefore is not year around work.

The O*NET puts this occupation in Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, SOC 43-3031.  The occupation group requires some college and moderate-term on-the-job training per the OOH.  The occupational group is not unskilled and not available for a person with a high school or less education.

Of the 1,760,300 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, 14,000 work in the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries per the Employment Projections linked in the OOH.  That is NAICS code 713000, an industry subsector.  The EP tells us that the gambling industries (except casino hotels) employ 1,700 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, or 1.3% of total industry employment.  When we dig a little deeper into the NAICS codes, we find that this is not the right industry grouping.  The Census Bureau lists all manner of racetracks -- dogs, horses, automobiles, and others -- under NAICS code 711212.  The EP tells us that NAICS code 711200, spectator sports, employs 1,200 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, or 0.9% of total industry employment.

County Business Patterns states that industry 711212, racetracks, had 639 establishments employing 42,728 people in all occupations.  Other industries in group 711200 are sports teams and clubs (NAICS 711211) and other spectator sports (NAICS 711219).  There are no other six-digit industry codes inside of 711200.

2012 NAICS codeMeaning of 2012 NAICS codeYearNumber of establishmentsPaid employees for pay period including March 12 (number)
7112                Spectator sports              20154,315                          128,273                                                                         
711211Sports teams and clubs               20151,004                          68,884
711212Racetracks                                  2015639                             42,728                                                                           
711219Other spectator sports                 20152,672                         16,661                                                                           

Call it 1% just to make the math easy.  There are less than 430 parimutuel-ticket checkers and all other forms of bookkeepers, accounting, and auditing clerks that work in the racetracks industry.  

As always, check out the work context report for the O*NET for further information.  And remember, the ORS is coming.  


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