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Overview

All Glaziers

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 11,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

Specialisations: Glass Beveller, Glass Embosser, Glass Etcher, Glass Silverer.

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

Tasks
  • determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • examining glass and marking defective areas
  • cutting along patterns and templates
  • breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels
  • may coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects

Prospects

Pathways

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

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 Glaziers who have a good work ethic, are hardworking, courteous and polite.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Mechanical

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Computers and electronics

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    20% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  11. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Static strength

    39% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Working with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

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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. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    86% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

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

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    78% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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All Glaziers

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 11,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

Specialisations: Glass Beveller, Glass Embosser, Glass Etcher, Glass Silverer.

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

Tasks
  • determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • examining glass and marking defective areas
  • cutting along patterns and templates
  • breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels
  • may coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects

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

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 Glaziers who have a good work ethic, are hardworking, courteous and polite.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Mechanical

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Computers and electronics

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    20% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  11. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Static strength

    39% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Working with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2121.00 - Glaziers.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    86% Important

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

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    86% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    83% Important

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

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    78% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 47-2121.00 - Glaziers.
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