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Clothing Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 3932

Overview

All Clothing Trades Workers

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

You can work as a Clothing Trades Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) production or applied fashion design and technology might be helpful.

Tasks
  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
  • pressing and finishing work

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Clothing Trades Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) production or applied fashion design and technology might be helpful.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clothing Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    24% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    15% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  19. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  10. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Brainstorming

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    56% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  5. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Influencing people

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    33% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    28% Skill level

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

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, 51-6052.00 - Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers.

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. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  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. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Conflict situations

    70% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Spend time sitting

    69% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Teamwork

    66% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% 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

    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.

  4. Working conditions

    50% 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. Recognition

    38% 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.

  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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% 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, 51-6052.00 - Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers.

All Clothing Trades Workers

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

You can work as a Clothing Trades Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) production or applied fashion design and technology might be helpful.

Tasks
  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
  • pressing and finishing work

You can work as a Clothing Trades Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) production or applied fashion design and technology might be helpful.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clothing Trades Workers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    24% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    15% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  19. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  10. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Brainstorming

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    56% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  5. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Influencing people

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    33% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    28% Skill level

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

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, 51-6052.00 - Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers.

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. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  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. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Conflict situations

    70% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Spend time sitting

    69% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

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

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Teamwork

    66% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% 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

    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.

  4. Working conditions

    50% 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. Recognition

    38% 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.

  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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% 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, 51-6052.00 - Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers.
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