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Overview

All Jewellers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rough gemstones to produce fashion and industrial jewels.

Specialisations: Diamond Cutter, Faceter, Gem Setter, Goldsmith, Lapidary, Opal Polisher, Ring Maker, Silversmith.

You can work as a Jeweller without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, A certificate III or IV in jewellery manufacture or design is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining designs and specifications for jewellery and precious metal objects
  • shaping moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • assembling articles by soldering, screwing, riveting and otherwise joining
  • securing precious stones in retaining prongs and ridges, and smoothing and checking final settings
  • engraving designs on ring settings, brooches, bracelets and other articles
  • repairing jewellery by soldering, replacing and rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • appraising the quality and value of jewellery
  • cutting and dividing stones to approximate final shape, using precision hand and power tools and jigs
  • securing stones and shapes, cutting angles, smoothing and polishing
  • finishing articles using files, emery paper and buffing machines
  • restyling old jewellery

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Jeweller without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, A certificate III or IV in jewellery manufacture or design is usually required.

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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Jewellers who provide good customer service and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    33% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  4. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Management of financial resources

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  11. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Management of material resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    79% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    79% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  20. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    40% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

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

    97% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  16. Competition

    71% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    71% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  19. Electronic mail

    69% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    48% 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.

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Support

    48% Important

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

  6. Independence

    38% 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.

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

    90% 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

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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All Jewellers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rough gemstones to produce fashion and industrial jewels.

Specialisations: Diamond Cutter, Faceter, Gem Setter, Goldsmith, Lapidary, Opal Polisher, Ring Maker, Silversmith.

You can work as a Jeweller without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, A certificate III or IV in jewellery manufacture or design is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining designs and specifications for jewellery and precious metal objects
  • shaping moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • assembling articles by soldering, screwing, riveting and otherwise joining
  • securing precious stones in retaining prongs and ridges, and smoothing and checking final settings
  • engraving designs on ring settings, brooches, bracelets and other articles
  • repairing jewellery by soldering, replacing and rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • appraising the quality and value of jewellery
  • cutting and dividing stones to approximate final shape, using precision hand and power tools and jigs
  • securing stones and shapes, cutting angles, smoothing and polishing
  • finishing articles using files, emery paper and buffing machines
  • restyling old jewellery

You can work as a Jeweller without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, A certificate III or IV in jewellery manufacture or design is usually required.

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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Jewellers who provide good customer service and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    33% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  4. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Management of financial resources

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  11. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Management of material resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    79% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    79% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  20. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    40% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

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

    97% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  16. Competition

    71% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    71% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  19. Electronic mail

    69% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    48% 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.

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Support

    48% Important

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

  6. Independence

    38% 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.

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

    90% 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

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 51-9071.01 - Jewelers.
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