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Make Up Artists

ANZSCO ID 399514

Overview

All Performing Arts Technicians

  • $1,327 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Make Up Artists

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 30% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 28 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Make Up Artists design and apply make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.

You can work as a Make Up Artist without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III, IV or diploma in beauty therapy might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Applies and retouches make up during shootings and performances, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Make Up Artist without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III, IV or diploma in beauty therapy 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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians 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. Fine arts

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    30% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  17. Mechanical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Public safety and security

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Management of financial resources

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Management of material resources

    37% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Operations analysis

    36% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    53% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  14. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    52% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  16. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5091.00 - Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance.

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. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Competition

    90% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  8. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Conflict situations

    74% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    67% 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. Working conditions

    60% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    52% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    52% 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

    29% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    14% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 39-5091.00 - Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance.

All Performing Arts Technicians

  • $1,327 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Make Up Artists

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 30% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 28 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Make Up Artists design and apply make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.

You can work as a Make Up Artist without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III, IV or diploma in beauty therapy might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Applies and retouches make up during shootings and performances, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds.

You can work as a Make Up Artist without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III, IV or diploma in beauty therapy 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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians 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. Fine arts

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    30% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  17. Mechanical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Public safety and security

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Management of financial resources

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Management of material resources

    37% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Operations analysis

    36% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    53% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  14. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    52% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  16. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5091.00 - Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance.

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. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Competition

    90% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  8. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Conflict situations

    74% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    67% 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. Working conditions

    60% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    52% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    52% 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

    29% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    14% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 39-5091.00 - Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance.
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