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Meat Boners and Slicers

ANZSCO ID 831211

Overview

All Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

  • $1,202 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Meat Boners and Slicers

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Meat Boner and Slicers trim and cut meat from bones, sides, and carcasses.

Specialisations: Meat Trimmer.

You can work as a Meat Boner and Slicer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in meat processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • Operates switching controls to direct and drop carcasses and meat cuts from supply rails to boning tables.
  • Cuts meat to separate meat, fat and tissue from around bones.
  • Washes, scrapes and trims foreign material and blood from meat.
  • Cuts sides and quarters of meat into standard meat cuts, such as rumps, flanks and shoulders, and removes internal fat, blood clots, bruises and other matter to prepare them for packing and marketing.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Meat Boner and Slicer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in meat processing 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.
  • AAPathways website to explore Australian Meat Processing VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    59% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    13% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  20. Law and government

    12% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  7. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    34% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  20. Auditory attention

    30% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Influencing people

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    46% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  19. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

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, 51-3021.00 - Butchers and Meat Cutters.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    96% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    90% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    86% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Consequence of error

    78% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    77% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% 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. Independence

    43% 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.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. Support

    38% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-3021.00 - Butchers and Meat Cutters.

All Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

  • $1,202 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Meat Boners and Slicers

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Meat Boner and Slicers trim and cut meat from bones, sides, and carcasses.

Specialisations: Meat Trimmer.

You can work as a Meat Boner and Slicer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in meat processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • Operates switching controls to direct and drop carcasses and meat cuts from supply rails to boning tables.
  • Cuts meat to separate meat, fat and tissue from around bones.
  • Washes, scrapes and trims foreign material and blood from meat.
  • Cuts sides and quarters of meat into standard meat cuts, such as rumps, flanks and shoulders, and removes internal fat, blood clots, bruises and other matter to prepare them for packing and marketing.

You can work as a Meat Boner and Slicer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in meat processing 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.
  • AAPathways website to explore Australian Meat Processing VET training pathways.

Employers look for Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    59% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    13% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  20. Law and government

    12% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  7. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    34% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  20. Auditory attention

    30% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Influencing people

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    46% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  19. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

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, 51-3021.00 - Butchers and Meat Cutters.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    96% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    90% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    86% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Consequence of error

    78% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    77% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% 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. Independence

    43% 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.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. Support

    38% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-3021.00 - Butchers and Meat Cutters.
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