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Overview

All Florists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 92% female Gender Share

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

You can work as a Florist without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in floristry may be useful.

Tasks
  • planning and designing floral arrangements
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
  • treating flowers to extend their life
  • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
  • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
  • serving customers and accepting payments
  • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
  • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Florist without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in floristry may be useful.

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 Floristry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Florists 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. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Fine arts

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    18% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Chemistry

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Management of material resources

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Doing physically active work

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Influencing people

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    35% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1023.00 - Floral Designers.

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. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% 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. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    67% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    67% 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.

  4. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1023.00 - Floral Designers.

All Florists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 92% female Gender Share

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

You can work as a Florist without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in floristry may be useful.

Tasks
  • planning and designing floral arrangements
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
  • treating flowers to extend their life
  • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
  • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
  • serving customers and accepting payments
  • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
  • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

You can work as a Florist without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in floristry may be useful.

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 Floristry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Florists 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. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Fine arts

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    18% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Chemistry

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Management of material resources

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Doing physically active work

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Influencing people

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    35% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1023.00 - Floral Designers.

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. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% 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. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    67% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    67% 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.

  4. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1023.00 - Floral Designers.
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