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Overview

All Hairdressers

  • $1,025 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 73,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.

Specialisations: Barber.

You need a certificate III or IV in hairdressing or barbering to work as a Hairdresser. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces

Prospects

Pathways

You need a certificate III or IV in hairdressing or barbering to work as a Hairdresser. 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 Hairdressing and Beauty VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Hairdressers who connect with their customers, work well in a team and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    23% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    23% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    18% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Communications and media

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    13% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Therapy and counselling

    12% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Transportation

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Operations analysis

    30% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Operation and control

    23% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Equipment selection

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Trunk strength

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Brainstorming

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Thinking creatively

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    50% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Managing payments and orders

    39% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Doing physically active work

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Handling and moving objects

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    34% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    28% Skill level

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

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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. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  9. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    53% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    52% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Teamwork

    51% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    51% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    49% 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. Relationships

    71% 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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  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. Independence

    48% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% 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. Support

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    24% Important

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

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, 39-5011.00 - Barbers.

All Hairdressers

  • $1,025 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 73,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.

Specialisations: Barber.

You need a certificate III or IV in hairdressing or barbering to work as a Hairdresser. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces

You need a certificate III or IV in hairdressing or barbering to work as a Hairdresser. 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 Hairdressing and Beauty VET training pathways.

Employers look for Hairdressers who connect with their customers, work well in a team and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    23% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    23% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    18% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Communications and media

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    13% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Therapy and counselling

    12% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Transportation

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Operations analysis

    30% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Operation and control

    23% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Equipment selection

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Trunk strength

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Brainstorming

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Thinking creatively

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    50% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Managing payments and orders

    39% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Doing physically active work

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Handling and moving objects

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    34% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    28% Skill level

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

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, 39-5011.00 - Barbers.

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. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  9. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    53% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    52% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Teamwork

    51% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    51% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    49% 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. Relationships

    71% 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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  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. Independence

    48% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% 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. Support

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    24% Important

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

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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, 39-5011.00 - Barbers.
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