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Industrial Designers

ANZSCO ID 232312

Overview

All Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Industrial Designers

  • 3,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.

Specialisations: Ceramic Designer, Furniture Designer, Glass Designer, Textile Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree in industrial design, engineering or product design to work as an Industrial Designer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Undertakes product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for industrial, commercial and consumer products.
  • 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 the selected design for production.
  • Prepares and commissions prototypes and samples.
  • Supervises the preparation of patterns, programmes and tooling, and the manufacture process.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in industrial design, engineering or product design to work as an Industrial Designer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  4. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  12. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Technology design

    52% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

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

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, 27-1021.00 - Commercial and Industrial 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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  10. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    78% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Unstructured work

    74% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  6. Support

    62% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% 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. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Administrative

    24% 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, 27-1021.00 - Commercial and Industrial Designers.

All Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Industrial Designers

  • 3,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.

Specialisations: Ceramic Designer, Furniture Designer, Glass Designer, Textile Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree in industrial design, engineering or product design to work as an Industrial Designer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Undertakes product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for industrial, commercial and consumer products.
  • 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 the selected design for production.
  • Prepares and commissions prototypes and samples.
  • Supervises the preparation of patterns, programmes and tooling, and the manufacture process.

You usually need a bachelor degree in industrial design, engineering or product design to work as an Industrial Designer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  4. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  12. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Technology design

    52% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

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

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, 27-1021.00 - Commercial and Industrial 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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  10. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    78% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Unstructured work

    74% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  6. Support

    62% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% 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. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Administrative

    24% 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, 27-1021.00 - Commercial and Industrial Designers.
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