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Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants

ANZSCO ID 899914

Overview

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants

  • 2,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistants assist Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers to install and maintain electrical and telecommunications systems.

You can work as an Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in electrical or telecommunications might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of electrical or telecommunications systems.
  • To conform with regulations and safety requirements.
  • Performs a range of manual tasks such as digging, lifting, cutting and laying cable to assist trade workers.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in electrical or telecommunications 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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    71% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Physics

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Installation

    36% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  11. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Balance

    45% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  10. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  11. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    55% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  8. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Driving vehicles or equipment

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  20. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 47-3013.00 - Helpers--Electricians.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    93% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  7. Cramped work space

    81% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  8. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    80% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    80% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

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

  14. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    78% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    77% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    76% Important

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

  19. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  20. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    67% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  4. Independence

    33% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    33% 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. Achievement

    29% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-3013.00 - Helpers--Electricians.

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants

  • 2,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistants assist Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers to install and maintain electrical and telecommunications systems.

You can work as an Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in electrical or telecommunications might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of electrical or telecommunications systems.
  • To conform with regulations and safety requirements.
  • Performs a range of manual tasks such as digging, lifting, cutting and laying cable to assist trade workers.

You can work as an Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in electrical or telecommunications 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.

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    71% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Physics

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Installation

    36% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  11. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Balance

    45% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  10. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  11. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    55% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  8. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Driving vehicles or equipment

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  20. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 47-3013.00 - Helpers--Electricians.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    93% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  7. Cramped work space

    81% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  8. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    80% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    80% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

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

  14. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    78% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    77% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    76% Important

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

  19. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  20. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    67% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  4. Independence

    33% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    33% 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. Achievement

    29% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 47-3013.00 - Helpers--Electricians.
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