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Overview

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Locksmiths

  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Locksmiths install and maintain locks and related security devices and systems.

Specialisations: Safemaker.

You can work as a Locksmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in locksmithing is usually required.

Tasks
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks.
  • Dismantles precision instruments, locks, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines.
  • Installs security systems, changes tumblers in locks, changes locks, cuts keys and opens locks by manipulation.
  • May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Locksmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in locksmithing is usually required.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    47% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    30% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

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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, 49-9094.00 - Locksmiths and Safe 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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    88% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

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

  17. Outdoors, under cover

    75% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Cramped work space

    73% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  20. Electronic mail

    72% Important

    Use electronic mail.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. 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.

  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

    43% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% 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. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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, 49-9094.00 - Locksmiths and Safe Repairers.

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Locksmiths

  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Locksmiths install and maintain locks and related security devices and systems.

Specialisations: Safemaker.

You can work as a Locksmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in locksmithing is usually required.

Tasks
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks.
  • Dismantles precision instruments, locks, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines.
  • Installs security systems, changes tumblers in locks, changes locks, cuts keys and opens locks by manipulation.
  • May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

You can work as a Locksmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in locksmithing is usually required.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    47% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    30% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 49-9094.00 - Locksmiths and Safe 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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    88% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

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

  17. Outdoors, under cover

    75% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Cramped work space

    73% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  20. Electronic mail

    72% Important

    Use electronic mail.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. 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.

  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

    43% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% 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. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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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, 49-9094.00 - Locksmiths and Safe Repairers.
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