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Fast Food Cooks

ANZSCO ID 8511

Overview

All Fast Food Cooks

  • $927 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 50,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 16% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 18 years Average age
  • 29% female Gender Share

Fast Food Cooks prepare a restricted range of foods in fast food establishments.

Specialisations: Short Order Cook.

You can work as a Fast Food Cook without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • taking and serving food and beverage orders, and receiving payment from customers
  • preparing food such as hamburgers, pizzas, fish and chips
  • washing, cutting, measuring and mixing foods for cooking
  • operating cooking equipment such as grills, microwaves and deep-fat fryers
  • cleaning food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils
  • ordering and taking delivery of fast food ingredients
  • may arrange delivery of prepared food and beverages

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Fast Food Cook without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery or hospitality might be helpful.

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 Retail Services and Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Fast Food Cooks who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are available when required.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    11% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  14. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Complex problem solving

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Time management

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Quality control analysis

    21% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  7. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    32% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Memorization

    32% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Static strength

    32% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  19. Written expression

    32% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Stamina

    29% 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. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    53% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  6. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  12. Coaching and developing others

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

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, 35-2011.00 - Cooks, Fast Food.

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. Spend time standing

    98% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  3. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    78% Important

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

  10. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  11. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    61% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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

    38% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    24% 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. Working conditions

    21% Important

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

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

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  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, 35-2011.00 - Cooks, Fast Food.

All Fast Food Cooks

  • $927 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 50,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 16% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 18 years Average age
  • 29% female Gender Share

Fast Food Cooks prepare a restricted range of foods in fast food establishments.

Specialisations: Short Order Cook.

You can work as a Fast Food Cook without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • taking and serving food and beverage orders, and receiving payment from customers
  • preparing food such as hamburgers, pizzas, fish and chips
  • washing, cutting, measuring and mixing foods for cooking
  • operating cooking equipment such as grills, microwaves and deep-fat fryers
  • cleaning food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils
  • ordering and taking delivery of fast food ingredients
  • may arrange delivery of prepared food and beverages

You can work as a Fast Food Cook without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery or hospitality might be helpful.

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 Retail Services and Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Employers look for Fast Food Cooks who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are available when required.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    11% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  14. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Complex problem solving

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Time management

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Quality control analysis

    21% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  7. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    32% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Memorization

    32% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Static strength

    32% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  19. Written expression

    32% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Stamina

    29% 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. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    53% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  6. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  12. Coaching and developing others

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

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, 35-2011.00 - Cooks, Fast Food.

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. Spend time standing

    98% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  3. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    78% Important

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

  10. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  11. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    61% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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

    38% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    24% 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. Working conditions

    21% Important

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

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

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  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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