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Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

ANZSCO ID 312199

Overview

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians includes jobs like Roof Truss Detailer, and Structural Steel Detailer.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation.
  • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications.
  • Prepares, edits and revises plans, maps, charts and drawings.
  • Co-ordinates work programs.
  • Inspects work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards.
  • Calculates costs and estimates time scales.
  • Collects data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment.
  • Performs routine computations and plots preliminary data.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    39% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. History and archeology

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of material resources

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3011.01 - Architectural Drafters.

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. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    87% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  13. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Letters and memos

    66% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Contact with the public

    62% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    57% 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. 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.

  5. Support

    57% 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.

  6. Independence

    48% 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    81% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% 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, 17-3011.01 - Architectural Drafters.

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians includes jobs like Roof Truss Detailer, and Structural Steel Detailer.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation.
  • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications.
  • Prepares, edits and revises plans, maps, charts and drawings.
  • Co-ordinates work programs.
  • Inspects work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards.
  • Calculates costs and estimates time scales.
  • Collects data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment.
  • Performs routine computations and plots preliminary data.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    39% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. History and archeology

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of material resources

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3011.01 - Architectural Drafters.

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. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    87% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  13. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Letters and memos

    66% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Contact with the public

    62% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    57% 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. 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.

  5. Support

    57% 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.

  6. Independence

    48% 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    81% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% 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.

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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, 17-3011.01 - Architectural Drafters.
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