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Overview

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Engravers

  • 530 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Engravers inscribe letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

You can work as an Engraver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in precision metalworking or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Inscribes letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Engraver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in precision metalworking or another related field may be useful.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    27% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

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, 51-9194.00 - Etchers and Engravers.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  11. Automation of tasks

    79% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  18. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Spend time standing

    64% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Health and safety of others

    60% 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. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    57% 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

    57% 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

    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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 51-9194.00 - Etchers and Engravers.

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Engravers

  • 530 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Engravers inscribe letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

You can work as an Engraver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in precision metalworking or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Inscribes letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items.

You can work as an Engraver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in precision metalworking or another related field may be useful.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    27% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

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, 51-9194.00 - Etchers and Engravers.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  11. Automation of tasks

    79% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  18. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Spend time standing

    64% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Health and safety of others

    60% 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. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    57% 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

    57% 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

    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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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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, 51-9194.00 - Etchers and Engravers.
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