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Bicycle Mechanics

ANZSCO ID 899911

Overview

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Bicycle Mechanics

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Bicycle Mechanics repair and adjust bicycles, and assemble bicycle kits.

Also known as: Bicycle Repairer.

Specialisations: Bicycle Technician.

You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in bicycle mechanical technology or bicycle workshop operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assembles new bicycles that are delivered to the bicycle shop.
  • Checks bicycles before they go on sale.
  • Services and repairs bicycles brought in by customers.
  • Advises customers about bicycle repair options, parts and accessories.
  • May be responsible for updating and maintaining stock such as bicycle parts and accessories.
  • May be involved in sales work and general shop duties such as answering the phone, serving customers and opening the shop.
  • Experienced bicycle mechanics may work for regional or national cycling teams on tour.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in bicycle mechanical technology or bicycle workshop operations may be useful.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    50% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  10. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    38% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  15. Transportation

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  12. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  16. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  4. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  4. Influencing people

    61% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  5. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  10. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  13. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    44% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  18. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

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, 49-3091.00 - Bicycle Repairers.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    99% Important

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

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  14. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  18. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Physically close to people

    72% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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.

  2. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. Support

    48% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% 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. Relationships

    38% 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  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, 49-3091.00 - Bicycle Repairers.

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Bicycle Mechanics

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Bicycle Mechanics repair and adjust bicycles, and assemble bicycle kits.

Also known as: Bicycle Repairer.

Specialisations: Bicycle Technician.

You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in bicycle mechanical technology or bicycle workshop operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assembles new bicycles that are delivered to the bicycle shop.
  • Checks bicycles before they go on sale.
  • Services and repairs bicycles brought in by customers.
  • Advises customers about bicycle repair options, parts and accessories.
  • May be responsible for updating and maintaining stock such as bicycle parts and accessories.
  • May be involved in sales work and general shop duties such as answering the phone, serving customers and opening the shop.
  • Experienced bicycle mechanics may work for regional or national cycling teams on tour.

You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in bicycle mechanical technology or bicycle workshop operations may be useful.

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.

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    50% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  10. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    38% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  15. Transportation

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  12. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  16. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  4. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  4. Influencing people

    61% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  5. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  10. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  13. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    44% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  18. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

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, 49-3091.00 - Bicycle Repairers.

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. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    99% Important

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

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  14. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  18. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Physically close to people

    72% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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.

  2. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. Support

    48% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% 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. Relationships

    38% 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  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, 49-3091.00 - Bicycle Repairers.
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