Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

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What do they do?

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Also known as:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator (ADR Coordinator), Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator (ADR Mediator), Arbiter, Arbitrator, Community Relations Representative, Divorce Mediator, Family Mediator, Federal Mediator, Labor Arbitrator, Labor Mediator, Mediation Commissioner, Mediator, Public Employment Mediator

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 7.8%

    Percent Change

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  • 400

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (88.4%)
  • Master's degree (4.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.5%)
  • Associate's degree (0.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (0.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare written decisions for legal proceedings.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
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Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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