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Interior Designers

ANZSCO ID 2325

Overview

All Interior Designers

  • $1,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

Specialisations: Commercial Interior Designer, Environmental Designer, Residential Interior Designer, Retail Interior Designer.

You usually need a formal qualification in interior design or architecture to work as an Interior Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • researching and analysing spatial, functional, efficiency, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • formulating design concepts for building interiors
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and plans to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, suppliers and construction staff
  • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, furniture and products for interiors
  • detailing and documenting selected design for construction
  • supervising the construction of interiors

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in interior design or architecture to work as an Interior Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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 Furnishing Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Interior Designers who are reliable, motivated and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    66% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Fine arts

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    44% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Economics and accounting

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  8. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Management of material resources

    37% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1025.00 - Interior Designers.

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. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  7. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  11. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  18. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    71% 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. Working conditions

    64% 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

    62% 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. Support

    33% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 27-1025.00 - Interior Designers.

All Interior Designers

  • $1,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

Specialisations: Commercial Interior Designer, Environmental Designer, Residential Interior Designer, Retail Interior Designer.

You usually need a formal qualification in interior design or architecture to work as an Interior Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • researching and analysing spatial, functional, efficiency, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • formulating design concepts for building interiors
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and plans to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, suppliers and construction staff
  • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, furniture and products for interiors
  • detailing and documenting selected design for construction
  • supervising the construction of interiors

You usually need a formal qualification in interior design or architecture to work as an Interior Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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 Furnishing Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Interior Designers who are reliable, motivated and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    66% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Fine arts

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    44% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Economics and accounting

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  8. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Management of material resources

    37% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1025.00 - Interior Designers.

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. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  7. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  11. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  18. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    71% 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. Working conditions

    64% 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

    62% 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. Support

    33% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1025.00 - Interior Designers.
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