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Multimedia Designers

ANZSCO ID 232413

Overview

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Multimedia Designers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 48% female Gender Share

Multimedia Designers plan, design and develop the production of digitally delivered information, promotional content, instructional material and entertainment through online and recorded digital media using static and animated information, text, pictures, video and sound to produce information and entertainment tailored to an intended audience and purpose.

Specialisations: Instructional Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree in communication and media studies, graphic arts and design or another related field to work as a Multimedia 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 research and analyses functional communication requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff.
  • Selects, specifies or recommends functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display.
  • Details and documents the selected design for production.
  • Supervises or carries out production in the chosen media.
  • May archive information for future client use.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in communication and media studies, graphic arts and design or another related field to work as a Multimedia 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 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

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

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. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    39% 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. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    55% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

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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, 27-1014.00 - Multimedia Artists and Animators.

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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    78% Important

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

  14. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    69% 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

    62% 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

    62% 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

    48% 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. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 27-1014.00 - Multimedia Artists and Animators.

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Multimedia Designers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 48% female Gender Share

Multimedia Designers plan, design and develop the production of digitally delivered information, promotional content, instructional material and entertainment through online and recorded digital media using static and animated information, text, pictures, video and sound to produce information and entertainment tailored to an intended audience and purpose.

Specialisations: Instructional Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree in communication and media studies, graphic arts and design or another related field to work as a Multimedia 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 research and analyses functional communication requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff.
  • Selects, specifies or recommends functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display.
  • Details and documents the selected design for production.
  • Supervises or carries out production in the chosen media.
  • May archive information for future client use.

You usually need a bachelor degree in communication and media studies, graphic arts and design or another related field to work as a Multimedia 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 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

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

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. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    39% 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. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    55% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

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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, 27-1014.00 - Multimedia Artists and Animators.

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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    78% Important

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

  14. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    69% 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

    62% 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

    62% 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

    48% 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. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 27-1014.00 - Multimedia Artists and Animators.
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