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Leather Goods Makers

ANZSCO ID 393112

Overview

All Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Leather Goods Makers

  • 480 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Leather Goods Makers fabricate and repair leather articles such as wallets, cases, harnesses and saddlery.

Specialisations: Saddler.

You can work as a Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II, III or IV in leather production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cuts and prepares leather to design specifications, patterns and drawings.
  • Joins parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive.
  • Restores and repairs leather articles.
  • Designs patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes.
  • Makes and grades patterns using manual and computerised methods.
  • Clicks synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine.
  • Alters and repairs footwear.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II, III or IV in leather production might be helpful.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    39% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Technical design

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    23% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    20% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Colour discrimination

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Control precision

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    34% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    25% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Helping and caring for others

    19% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 51-6041.00 - Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    93% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  11. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    68% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Teamwork

    65% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    62% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Frequent decision making

    61% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    57% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    57% Important

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

  20. Impact of decisions

    56% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  3. Independence

    38% 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. Relationships

    38% Important

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

  5. 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 51-6041.00 - Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers.

All Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Leather Goods Makers

  • 480 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Leather Goods Makers fabricate and repair leather articles such as wallets, cases, harnesses and saddlery.

Specialisations: Saddler.

You can work as a Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II, III or IV in leather production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cuts and prepares leather to design specifications, patterns and drawings.
  • Joins parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive.
  • Restores and repairs leather articles.
  • Designs patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes.
  • Makes and grades patterns using manual and computerised methods.
  • Clicks synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine.
  • Alters and repairs footwear.

You can work as a Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II, III or IV in leather production might be helpful.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Employers look for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    39% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Technical design

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    23% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    20% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Colour discrimination

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Control precision

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    34% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    25% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Helping and caring for others

    19% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 51-6041.00 - Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    93% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  11. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    68% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Teamwork

    65% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    62% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Frequent decision making

    61% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    57% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    57% Important

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

  20. Impact of decisions

    56% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  3. Independence

    38% 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. Relationships

    38% Important

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

  5. 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 51-6041.00 - Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers.
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