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Wall and Floor Tilers

ANZSCO ID 3334

Overview

All Wall and Floor Tilers

  • $1,330 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 26,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Specialisations: Ceramic Tiler, Mosaic Tiler.

You can work as a Wall and Floor Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in wall and floor tiling is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
  • preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
  • grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
  • applying waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
  • may lay coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Wall and Floor Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in wall and floor tiling is usually 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 Wall and Floor Tilers who are reliable, work well in a team and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
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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, 47-2044.00 - Tile and Marble Setters.

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. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    91% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    88% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  7. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

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

  15. Cramped work space

    77% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    50% 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

    48% 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. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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, 47-2044.00 - Tile and Marble Setters.

All Wall and Floor Tilers

  • $1,330 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 26,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Specialisations: Ceramic Tiler, Mosaic Tiler.

You can work as a Wall and Floor Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in wall and floor tiling is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
  • preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
  • grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
  • applying waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
  • may lay coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics

You can work as a Wall and Floor Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in wall and floor tiling is usually 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 Wall and Floor Tilers who are reliable, work well in a team and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish 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, 47-2044.00 - Tile and Marble Setters.

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. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    91% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    88% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  7. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

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

  15. Cramped work space

    77% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    50% 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

    48% 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. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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, 47-2044.00 - Tile and Marble Setters.
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