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Floor Finishers

ANZSCO ID 3321

Overview

All Floor Finishers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 11,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Specialisations: Carpet Layer, Parquetry Layer.

You can work as a Floor Finisher without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in floorcovering is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
  • sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors
  • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Floor Finisher without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in floorcovering is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • 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 Floor Finishers who are reliable, work well in a team and who are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  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. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  15. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  18. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    61% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Stamina

    43% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Thinking creatively

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    41% Skill level

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

  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. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

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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, 47-2041.00 - Carpet Installers.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    89% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    79% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Teamwork

    76% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    75% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  18. Cramped work space

    73% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    70% Important

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

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Independence

    43% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 47-2041.00 - Carpet Installers.

All Floor Finishers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 11,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Specialisations: Carpet Layer, Parquetry Layer.

You can work as a Floor Finisher without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in floorcovering is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
  • sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors
  • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

You can work as a Floor Finisher without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in floorcovering is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • 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 Floor Finishers who are reliable, work well in a team and who are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  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. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  15. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  18. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    61% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  3. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Stamina

    43% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Thinking creatively

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    41% Skill level

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

  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. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

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, 47-2041.00 - Carpet Installers.

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

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    89% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    79% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Teamwork

    76% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    75% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  18. Cramped work space

    73% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    70% Important

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

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Independence

    43% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 47-2041.00 - Carpet Installers.
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