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Overview

All Carpenters and Joiners

  • $1,358 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Carpenters

  • 92,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Carpenters construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials.

Specialisations: Fixing Carpenter, Formwork Carpenter, Prop and Scenery Maker.

You can work as a Carpenter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in carpentry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Studies drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Order and select timbers and materials, and prepare layouts.
  • Cuts materials, and assembles and nails cut and shaped parts.
  • Erects framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures.
  • Nails fascia panels, sheaths roofs, and fits exterior wall cladding, as well as door and window frames.
  • Assembles prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install.
  • Cutting wood joints.
  • May construct concrete framework.
  • May repair existing fittings.
  • May work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Carpenter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in carpentry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Carpenters and Joiners who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Repairing

    36% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    48% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    38% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    36% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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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. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

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

    87% Important

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

  12. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

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

  20. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  3. Independence

    62% 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

    57% 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. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Relationships

    43% 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.

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

    67% 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. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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All Carpenters and Joiners

  • $1,358 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Carpenters

  • 92,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Carpenters construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials.

Specialisations: Fixing Carpenter, Formwork Carpenter, Prop and Scenery Maker.

You can work as a Carpenter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in carpentry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Studies drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Order and select timbers and materials, and prepare layouts.
  • Cuts materials, and assembles and nails cut and shaped parts.
  • Erects framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures.
  • Nails fascia panels, sheaths roofs, and fits exterior wall cladding, as well as door and window frames.
  • Assembles prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install.
  • Cutting wood joints.
  • May construct concrete framework.
  • May repair existing fittings.
  • May work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals.

You can work as a Carpenter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in carpentry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Carpenters and Joiners who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Repairing

    36% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    48% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    38% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    36% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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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. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

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

    87% Important

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

  12. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

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

  20. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  3. Independence

    62% 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

    57% 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. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Relationships

    43% 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.

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

    67% 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. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 47-2031.01 - Construction Carpenters.
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