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Apparel Cutters

ANZSCO ID 393211

Overview

All Clothing Trades Workers

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Apparel Cutters

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Apparel Cutters lay out, mark and cut fabric to form parts of garments.

You can work as an Apparel Cutter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Confers with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments.
  • Interprets designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications.
  • Cuts out master patterns.
  • Lays up and cuts fabric.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Apparel Cutter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clothing Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    63% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  5. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  8. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  10. Clerical

    40% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  12. Foreign language

    25% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  13. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  14. Customer and personal service

    22% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  15. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  17. Transportation

    18% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  18. Public safety and security

    15% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    14% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    12% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  12. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    61% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  5. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  2. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  13. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6092.00 - Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    76% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  14. Electronic mail

    73% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Letters and memos

    69% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Consequence of error

    66% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  20. Spend time standing

    63% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6092.00 - Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers.

All Clothing Trades Workers

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Apparel Cutters

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Apparel Cutters lay out, mark and cut fabric to form parts of garments.

You can work as an Apparel Cutter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Confers with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments.
  • Interprets designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications.
  • Cuts out master patterns.
  • Lays up and cuts fabric.

You can work as an Apparel Cutter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clothing Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    63% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  5. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  8. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  10. Clerical

    40% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  12. Foreign language

    25% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  13. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  14. Customer and personal service

    22% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  15. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  17. Transportation

    18% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  18. Public safety and security

    15% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    14% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    12% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  12. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    61% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  5. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  2. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  13. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6092.00 - Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    76% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  14. Electronic mail

    73% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Letters and memos

    69% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Consequence of error

    66% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  20. Spend time standing

    63% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6092.00 - Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers.
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