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Career information and college search tools for editors and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

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Editors Skills

Below are the skills needed to be editors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.885.12
Writing4.255
Active Listening3.884
Critical Thinking3.884
Speaking3.754

Editors Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be editors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.884.88
Written Expression4.625
Oral Comprehension44.25
Oral Expression44.12
Fluency of Ideas3.884.25

Editors Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be editors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
English Language4.85.53
Communications and Media4.525.63
Administration and Management3.343.66
Clerical3.263.95
Education and Training3.254

Editors Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being editors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Interacting With Computers4.573.28
Getting Information4.454.23
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.154.75
Thinking Creatively4.074.56
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization44.42

Editors Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being editors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.65
Integrity4.49
Cooperation4.36
Adaptability/Flexibility4.35
Dependability4.33

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Editors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Editors jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim5,180 $81,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2,310 $84,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach1,660 $62,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,520 $67,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,490 N/A
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell1,470 $49,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue1,390 $68,210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson1,070 $60,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,010 $58,770
Austin-Round Rock880 N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to editors

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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