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Fashion Designers

ANZSCO ID 232311

Overview

All Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Fashion Designers

  • 3,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Fashion Designers plan, design and develop clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the form and construction of clothing, historical styles and contexts, contemporary and cultural trends, colour, fabric, and decoration, and the techniques and processes available for manufacture.

Specialisations: Costume Designer.

You usually need a formal qualification in fashion design or another related field to work as a Fashion Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Determines objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Does product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for clothing.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and manufacturing staff.
  • Selects, specifies and recommends functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture.
  • Details and documents selected designs for production.
  • Prepares and commissions prototypes and samples.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in fashion design or another related field to work as a Fashion Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Textiles, Clothing & Footwear and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers who are creative, can self-manage and are motivated.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    54% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Fine arts

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    15% 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 listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% 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. Thinking creatively

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    73% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    69% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  15. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Managing payments and orders

    63% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 27-1022.00 - Fashion Designers.

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. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  2. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  3. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  6. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

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

    80% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Cramped work space

    67% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Relationships

    57% 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.

  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. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% 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, 27-1022.00 - Fashion Designers.

All Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Fashion Designers

  • 3,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Fashion Designers plan, design and develop clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the form and construction of clothing, historical styles and contexts, contemporary and cultural trends, colour, fabric, and decoration, and the techniques and processes available for manufacture.

Specialisations: Costume Designer.

You usually need a formal qualification in fashion design or another related field to work as a Fashion Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Determines objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Does product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for clothing.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and manufacturing staff.
  • Selects, specifies and recommends functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture.
  • Details and documents selected designs for production.
  • Prepares and commissions prototypes and samples.

You usually need a formal qualification in fashion design or another related field to work as a Fashion Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Textiles, Clothing & Footwear and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers who are creative, can self-manage and are motivated.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    54% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Fine arts

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    15% 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 listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% 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. Thinking creatively

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    73% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    69% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  15. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Managing payments and orders

    63% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 27-1022.00 - Fashion Designers.

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. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  2. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  3. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  6. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

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

    80% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Cramped work space

    67% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Relationships

    57% 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.

  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. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% 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, 27-1022.00 - Fashion Designers.
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