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Fibrous Plasterers

ANZSCO ID 333211

Overview

All Plasterers

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fibrous Plasterers

  • 21,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Fibrous Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.

Specialisations: Dry Wall Plasterer.

You can work as a Fibrous Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in wall and ceiling lining may be useful.

Tasks
  • Determines plasterboard layout and installs insulation and vapour barriers.
  • Measures, marks and cuts plasterboard, lifts and positions panels and secures them to walls, ceilings and battens.
  • Prepares corner beads and securing them in position.
  • Covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brush and sand paper.
  • Plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces.
  • Applies and finishes acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Fibrous Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in wall and ceiling lining may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Plasterers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    20% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

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. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Balance

    46% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  4. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  11. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% 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. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

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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, 47-2081.00 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  6. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    81% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  12. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    72% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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. Working conditions

    55% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. 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.

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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  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, 47-2081.00 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.

All Plasterers

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fibrous Plasterers

  • 21,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Fibrous Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.

Specialisations: Dry Wall Plasterer.

You can work as a Fibrous Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in wall and ceiling lining may be useful.

Tasks
  • Determines plasterboard layout and installs insulation and vapour barriers.
  • Measures, marks and cuts plasterboard, lifts and positions panels and secures them to walls, ceilings and battens.
  • Prepares corner beads and securing them in position.
  • Covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brush and sand paper.
  • Plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces.
  • Applies and finishes acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials.

You can work as a Fibrous Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in wall and ceiling lining may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Plasterers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    20% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

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. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Balance

    46% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  4. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  11. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% 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. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

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, 47-2081.00 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  6. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    81% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  12. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    72% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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. Working conditions

    55% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. 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.

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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  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, 47-2081.00 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.
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