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Cinematographers

ANZSCO ID 212313

Overview

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Cinematographers

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

You can work as a Cinematographer without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Determines lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect.
  • Views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Cinematographer without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Telecommunications

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    48% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    30% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  10. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Fine arts

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Controlling equipment or machines

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    29% Skill level

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

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, 27-4031.00 - Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.

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. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    88% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    69% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

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. 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.

  3. Relationships

    62% 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.

  4. Recognition

    57% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Achievement

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Creative

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    33% 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, 27-4031.00 - Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Cinematographers

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

You can work as a Cinematographer without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Determines lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect.
  • Views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.

You can work as a Cinematographer without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Telecommunications

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    48% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    30% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  10. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Fine arts

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Controlling equipment or machines

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    29% Skill level

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

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, 27-4031.00 - Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.

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. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    88% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    69% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

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. 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.

  3. Relationships

    62% 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.

  4. Recognition

    57% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Achievement

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Creative

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    33% 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, 27-4031.00 - Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.
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