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Illustrators (including Animators)

ANZSCO ID 232412

Overview

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Illustrators (including Animators)

  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Illustrators (including Animators) plan, design, develop, and prepare pictures and diagrams to communicate messages, clarify meaning, assist in presentations and illustrate stories, using traditional and digital media such as drawing, painting, drafting, collage, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software.

Specialisations: Animator, Cartoonist, Technical Illustrator.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, animation or another related field to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, animation or another related field to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). 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 Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways and Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators who have good interpersonal skills, work well in a team and are creative and innovative. Employers also value computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  11. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of financial resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Management of material resources

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Originality

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  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. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Controlling equipment or machines

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    28% 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, 27-1013.00 - Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  9. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Time pressure

    68% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    68% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Electronic mail

    65% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Spend time standing

    65% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    64% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    63% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Contact with people

    63% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    59% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    58% Important

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

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

    81% 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Practical

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% 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

    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, 27-1013.00 - Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators.

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Illustrators (including Animators)

  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Illustrators (including Animators) plan, design, develop, and prepare pictures and diagrams to communicate messages, clarify meaning, assist in presentations and illustrate stories, using traditional and digital media such as drawing, painting, drafting, collage, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software.

Specialisations: Animator, Cartoonist, Technical Illustrator.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, animation or another related field to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, animation or another related field to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). 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 Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways and Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Employers look for Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators who have good interpersonal skills, work well in a team and are creative and innovative. Employers also value computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  11. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of financial resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Management of material resources

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Originality

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  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. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Controlling equipment or machines

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    28% 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, 27-1013.00 - Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  9. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Time pressure

    68% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    68% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Electronic mail

    65% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Spend time standing

    65% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    64% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    63% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Contact with people

    63% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    59% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    58% Important

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

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

    81% 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Practical

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% 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

    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, 27-1013.00 - Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators.
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