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Film and Video Editors

ANZSCO ID 212314

Overview

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Film and Video Editors

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Film and Video Editors make and implement editorial decisions regarding mood, pace and climax of films, television programs, video productions or commercials.

You can work as a Film and Video Editor without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in film and video editing may be useful.

Tasks
  • Views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.
  • Plans and organises the preparation and presentation of programmes.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Film and Video Editor without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in film and video editing may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Fine arts

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Telecommunications

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    22% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  18. History and archeology

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% 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. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    43% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    39% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    35% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    89% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  11. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Physically close to people

    59% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    57% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    38% 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.

  6. Support

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors.

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Film and Video Editors

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Film and Video Editors make and implement editorial decisions regarding mood, pace and climax of films, television programs, video productions or commercials.

You can work as a Film and Video Editor without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in film and video editing may be useful.

Tasks
  • Views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.
  • Plans and organises the preparation and presentation of programmes.

You can work as a Film and Video Editor without formal qualifications, however, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in film and video editing may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Fine arts

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Telecommunications

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    22% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  18. History and archeology

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% 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. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Looking for changes over time

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    43% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    39% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    35% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    89% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  11. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Physically close to people

    59% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    57% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    38% 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.

  6. Support

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors.
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