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Truck Driver's Offsiders

ANZSCO ID 891112

Overview

All Freight and Furniture Handlers

  • $1,317 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Truck Driver's Offsiders

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 26 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Truck Driver Offsiders load and unload trucks and containers.

Specialisations: Furniture Removalist's Assistant.

You can work as a Truck Driver's Offsider without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Working with a truck driver: labelling goods with customers' details and destinations.
  • Loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads.
  • Assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins.
  • Guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces.
  • Performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and dispatch.
  • Transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Truck Driver's Offsider without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in driving operations may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Freight and Furniture Handlers who are physically fit, reliable, polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    22% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    15% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    11% 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. Physics

    10% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Repairing

    27% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Dynamic strength

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  15. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    31% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

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

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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    90% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. In an open vehicle or equipment

    81% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  11. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Spend time standing

    75% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    74% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

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

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    66% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% 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.

  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

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

All Freight and Furniture Handlers

  • $1,317 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Truck Driver's Offsiders

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 26 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Truck Driver Offsiders load and unload trucks and containers.

Specialisations: Furniture Removalist's Assistant.

You can work as a Truck Driver's Offsider without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Working with a truck driver: labelling goods with customers' details and destinations.
  • Loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads.
  • Assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins.
  • Guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces.
  • Performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and dispatch.
  • Transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems.

You can work as a Truck Driver's Offsider without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in driving operations may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Freight and Furniture Handlers who are physically fit, reliable, polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    22% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    15% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    11% 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. Physics

    10% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Repairing

    27% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Dynamic strength

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  15. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    31% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

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

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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    90% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. In an open vehicle or equipment

    81% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  11. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Spend time standing

    75% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    74% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

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

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    66% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% 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.

  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

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.
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