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Overview

All Handypersons

  • $1,068 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 35,200 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

Specialisations: Hotel Yardperson.

You can work as a Handyperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or metal, electrical and engineering trades.

Tasks
  • repairing broken windows, screens, doors, fences, barbecues, picnic tables, shelves, cupboards and other items
  • replacing defective items such as light bulbs
  • repairing and painting interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, ceilings and fences
  • clearing rubbish and leaves from driveways and grounds
  • mowing lawns and cultivating gardens
  • adjusting doors and windows
  • replacing tap washers
  • putting up handrails and grab rails

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Handyperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or metal, electrical and engineering trades.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Handypersons who work well in a team, are well presented and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    30% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    15% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    14% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    11% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    11% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment maintenance

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    30% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  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

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  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. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Whole body coordination

    41% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  10. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Dynamic strength

    38% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Stamina

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    36% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Oral comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  20. Sorting or ordering

    30% 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

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    42% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    30% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    28% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 47-3014.00 - Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

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

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    90% 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. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  7. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Telephone

    71% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    71% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  15. Work at heights

    71% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  16. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% Important

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

  2. Support

    48% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    33% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% 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. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% 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, 47-3014.00 - Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

All Handypersons

  • $1,068 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 35,200 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

Specialisations: Hotel Yardperson.

You can work as a Handyperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or metal, electrical and engineering trades.

Tasks
  • repairing broken windows, screens, doors, fences, barbecues, picnic tables, shelves, cupboards and other items
  • replacing defective items such as light bulbs
  • repairing and painting interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, ceilings and fences
  • clearing rubbish and leaves from driveways and grounds
  • mowing lawns and cultivating gardens
  • adjusting doors and windows
  • replacing tap washers
  • putting up handrails and grab rails

You can work as a Handyperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or metal, electrical and engineering trades.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Handypersons who work well in a team, are well presented and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    30% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    15% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    14% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    11% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    11% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment maintenance

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    30% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  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

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  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. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Whole body coordination

    41% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  10. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Dynamic strength

    38% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Stamina

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    36% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Oral comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  20. Sorting or ordering

    30% 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

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    42% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    30% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    28% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 47-3014.00 - Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

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

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    90% 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. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  7. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Telephone

    71% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    71% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  15. Work at heights

    71% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  16. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% Important

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

  2. Support

    48% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    33% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% 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. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% 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, 47-3014.00 - Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.
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