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Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

ANZSCO ID 3993

Overview

All Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 7,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 38 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

You usually need a formal qualification in library and information services or another related field to work as a Gallery, Library or Museum Technician. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in library and information services or another related field to work as a Gallery, Library or Museum Technician. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians who can interact well with others, are efficient and can communicate clearly.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. History and archeology

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    14% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Philosophy and theology

    11% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Fine arts

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Finger dexterity

    34% 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. Multilimb coordination

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Doing physically active work

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    37% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-4031.00 - Library Technicians.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    90% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  12. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  16. Automation of tasks

    70% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  17. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    66% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Time pressure

    65% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Frequent decision making

    65% 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. Relationships

    76% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Independence

    52% 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.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  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. Administrative

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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. Practical

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% 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, 25-4031.00 - Library Technicians.

All Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 7,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 38 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

You usually need a formal qualification in library and information services or another related field to work as a Gallery, Library or Museum Technician. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data

You usually need a formal qualification in library and information services or another related field to work as a Gallery, Library or Museum Technician. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians who can interact well with others, are efficient and can communicate clearly.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. History and archeology

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    14% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Philosophy and theology

    11% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Fine arts

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Finger dexterity

    34% 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. Multilimb coordination

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Doing physically active work

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    37% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-4031.00 - Library Technicians.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    90% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  12. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  16. Automation of tasks

    70% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  17. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    66% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Time pressure

    65% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Frequent decision making

    65% 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. Relationships

    76% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Independence

    52% 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.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  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. Administrative

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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. Practical

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% 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, 25-4031.00 - Library Technicians.
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