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Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 3922

Overview

All Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers

  • $1,328 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Graphic Pre-Press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

Specialisations: Desktop Publishing Operator.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in print communications or printing and graphic arts to work as a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output and cylinder productions
  • carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
  • evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality
  • preparing and exposing carbon tissue for laying on cylinders by transfer method, and developing images

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in print communications or printing and graphic arts to work as a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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 Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Fine arts

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    21% 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. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  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. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    35% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-5111.00 - Prepress Technicians and Workers.

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. Time pressure

    98% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  12. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

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

  13. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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

    71% Important

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

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    64% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    63% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Automation of tasks

    62% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    60% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 51-5111.00 - Prepress Technicians and Workers.

All Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers

  • $1,328 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Graphic Pre-Press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

Specialisations: Desktop Publishing Operator.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in print communications or printing and graphic arts to work as a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output and cylinder productions
  • carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
  • evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality
  • preparing and exposing carbon tissue for laying on cylinders by transfer method, and developing images

You usually need a certificate III or IV in print communications or printing and graphic arts to work as a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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 Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Employers look for Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Fine arts

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    21% 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. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  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. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    35% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-5111.00 - Prepress Technicians and Workers.

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. Time pressure

    98% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  12. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

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

  13. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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

    71% Important

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

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    64% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    63% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Automation of tasks

    62% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    60% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 51-5111.00 - Prepress Technicians and Workers.
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