CHAPTER 16
Group IV Occupations:
Technology

THIS GROUP, like the last, is a very large one. It includes all the modern industrial occupations, other than managerial, clerical, and sales. These occupations are concerned with the production, maintenance, and transportation of commodities and utilities, and the technology of transportation and communication. The great majority of those trained in the physical sciences belong in this Group, as well as those specifically trained in engineering. (The others are chiefly in university or similar settings and belong in Group VI.) The assembly line jobs, which are so typical of modern industry, are classified in Levels 5 and 6 of this Group. A fairly long list of occupations is given in Table 16.1.

Examination of the MORS ratings for jobs at different Levels in this Group indicates that both Academic and Mechanical ability are high in the upper Levels but then decline regularly; Social ability is rarely

TABLE 16.1. OCCUPATIONS IN GROUP IV: TECHNOLOGY
Level 1
Applied scientists, consulting, chief Designers, auto, tools, etc. Inventive geniuses
Commanders, large ship Engineers, consulting, chief: architectural, civil, mechanical, etc.
Level 2
Applied scientists, geological, chemical, etc. Factory managers (requiring technical knowledge) Ship and armed services officers, technical
Engineers, architectural, civil, etc.
Level 3
Aviators Engineers, marine, chief Small factory managers
Contractors, building, carpentry, plumbing Factory foremen (DOT I)
Draftsmen Radio operators

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