Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sedentary Cashier Jobs -- Don't Exist per the BLS

A recent case drove me to ask the question whether cashiers exist in the sedentary range of exertion.  The O*NET OnLine lists cashiers at 41-2011.00.  Here are the 18 DOT codes that exist in that SOC group:

Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
211.367-010    Paymaster of Purses
211.462-010    Cashier II
211.462-014    Cashier-Checker
211.462-018    Cashier-Wrapper
211.462-026    Check Cashier
211.462-030    Drivers'-Cash Clerk
211.462-034    Teller
211.462-038    Toll Collector
211.467-010    Cashier, Courtesy Booth
211.467-014    Money Counter
211.467-018    Parimutuel-Ticket Cashier
211.467-022    Parimutuel-Ticket Seller
211.467-026    Sheet Writer
211.467-030    Ticket Seller
211.482-010    Cashier, Tube Room
211.482-014    Food Checker
249.467-010    Information Clerk-Cashier
294.567-010    Auction Clerk
Check the crosswalk from the custom report for the occupational group.  My handy dandy copy of Job Browser Pro confirms that five of these 18 occupations require sedentary exertion.  So I would expect some some healthy percentage of the jobs would fall into the sedentary range of exertion especially since four of the sedentary codes are semi-skilled and one is skilled.  Let's check.

The BLS Data Finder 1.0 for the Occupation Requirements Survey is where we start.  I select occupational requirements under characteristics; choose physical requirements, choose detail strength; then I included characteristics occupation and the sub-category of sales and office occupations.  The list still had too many reports to wade through so I searched for cashiers.  I got a list of four reports.

How many jobs as a cashier require heavy exertion:

Data extracted on: Aug 9, 2017 (9:04:25 AM)

Occupational Requirements Survey


Series Title:Civilian workers; % of cashiers; strength is heavy work
Series ID:ORUP1000066700000664
Seasonality:Not Seasonally Adjusted
Survey Name:Occupational Requirements Survey
Measure Data Type:Percentage
Industry:All workers
Occupation:Cashiers
Class of Worker:All workers
Requirements:Physical Requirement
Type of cases:Strength
Latest Observation:Annual 201610.1 

Annual 2016 - Annual 2016Minimum Value: Annual 201610.1
Maximum Value: Annual 201610.1
Data Availability:2016 - 2016


Data extracted on: Aug 9, 2017 (9:04:33 AM)

Occupational Requirements Survey


Series Title:Civilian workers; % of cashiers; strength is medium work
Series ID:ORUP1000066700000663
Seasonality:Not Seasonally Adjusted
Survey Name:Occupational Requirements Survey
Measure Data Type:Percentage
Industry:All workers
Occupation:Cashiers
Class of Worker:All workers
Requirements:Physical Requirement
Type of cases:Strength
Latest Observation:Annual 201667.9 

Annual 2016 - Annual 2016Minimum Value: Annual 201667.9
Maximum Value: Annual 201667.9
Data Availability:2016 - 2016

How many of the jobs require light exertion:

Data extracted on: Aug 9, 2017 (9:04:46 AM)

Occupational Requirements Survey


Series Title:Civilian workers; % of cashiers; strength is light work
Series ID:ORUP1000066700000662
Seasonality:Not Seasonally Adjusted
Survey Name:Occupational Requirements Survey
Measure Data Type:Percentage
Industry:All workers
Occupation:Cashiers
Class of Worker:All workers
Requirements:Physical Requirement
Type of cases:Strength
Latest Observation:Annual 201622.0 

Annual 2016 - Annual 2016Minimum Value: Annual 201622.0
Maximum Value: Annual 201622.0
Data Availability:2016 - 2016

Always curious about math -- 10.1 + 67.9 + 22.0 = 100.  

If 100% of the jobs require heavy, medium, or light exertion, then I deduce that none permit sedentary exertion.  








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