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Occupational Classification System Manual

Major Occupational Groups: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | K
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MOG A—Professional Occupations
Writers, Authors, Entertainers And Athletes
A185 DESIGNERS
Design or create products for manufacture according to knowledge of design trends, offerings of competitors' production costs, capability of production facilities, and characteristics of company's traditional market. Confer with administration, design, sales, and other technical personnel to obtain viewpoints concerning development and design of product. Lay out approved design, and refine drawings relative to function, durability, and assembly of components, and compute tolerances, stresses, and dimensions by applying knowledge of engineering principles. Personnel in this occupation may also arrange objects and materials to achieve artistic or decorative effects for apparel, interiors or other commercial items. Include Interior Decorators, Fashion Designers, and Window Dressers.

Last modified: October 16, 2001