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Car Detailers

ANZSCO ID 8111

Overview

All Car Detailers

  • $868 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 20,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Car Detailers wash and clean exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touch up paint work, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

Also known as: Vehicle Detailer.

You can work as a Car Detailer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • washing, drying, polishing and waxing vehicle exteriors
  • vacuuming vehicle interiors, and drycleaning carpets and upholstery
  • applying cleaning agents to remove stains from vehicle interiors
  • washing tyres and wheel arches, and blackening tyres
  • washing and polishing vehicle windows
  • emptying and cleaning compartments in vehicles
  • may make minor repairs and touch up finishes to remove scratches

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Car Detailer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Car Detailers who are reliable, hardworking and trustworthy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    25% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Complex problem solving

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Troubleshooting

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    13% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Depth perception

    36% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  10. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Whole body coordination

    34% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  13. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Sorting or ordering

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Stamina

    30% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    49% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    34% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  7. Communicating within a team

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    33% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Helping and caring for others

    25% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Working with the public

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    20% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.

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

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

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

    79% Important

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

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    78% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Dangerous conditions

    75% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  12. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Dangerous equipment

    70% Important

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

  19. Unstructured work

    70% Important

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

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    68% 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

    52% 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

    52% 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

    33% 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

    26% 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

    19% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    14% 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

    48% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.

All Car Detailers

  • $868 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 20,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Car Detailers wash and clean exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touch up paint work, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

Also known as: Vehicle Detailer.

You can work as a Car Detailer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • washing, drying, polishing and waxing vehicle exteriors
  • vacuuming vehicle interiors, and drycleaning carpets and upholstery
  • applying cleaning agents to remove stains from vehicle interiors
  • washing tyres and wheel arches, and blackening tyres
  • washing and polishing vehicle windows
  • emptying and cleaning compartments in vehicles
  • may make minor repairs and touch up finishes to remove scratches

You can work as a Car Detailer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Employers look for Car Detailers who are reliable, hardworking and trustworthy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    25% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Complex problem solving

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Troubleshooting

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    13% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Depth perception

    36% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  10. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Whole body coordination

    34% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  13. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Sorting or ordering

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Stamina

    30% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    49% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    34% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  7. Communicating within a team

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    33% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Helping and caring for others

    25% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Working with the public

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    20% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.

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

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

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

    79% Important

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

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    78% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Dangerous conditions

    75% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  12. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Dangerous equipment

    70% Important

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

  19. Unstructured work

    70% Important

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

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    68% 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

    52% 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

    52% 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

    33% 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

    26% 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

    19% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    14% 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

    48% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.
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