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Musical Instrument Makers and Repairers

ANZSCO ID 399515

Overview

All Performing Arts Technicians

  • $1,327 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Musical Instrument Makers and Repairers

  • 780 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Musical Instrument Makers or Repairers build, repair and restore musical instruments, and modify and tune them to owners' specifications.

Specialisations: Piano Tuner.

You can work as a Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in musical instrument making, maintenance and repair is usually required.

Tasks
  • Designs and makes musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silver smithing and wood carving.
  • Tunes and repairs musical instruments.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in musical instrument making, maintenance and repair is usually required.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Fine arts

    54% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    17% 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. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  19. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    70% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Finger dexterity

    61% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Auditory attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  5. Control precision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Providing office support

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9063.00 - Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.

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. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  9. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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. Working conditions

    45% 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. 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.

  5. Relationships

    38% 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 49-9063.00 - Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.

All Performing Arts Technicians

  • $1,327 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Musical Instrument Makers and Repairers

  • 780 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Musical Instrument Makers or Repairers build, repair and restore musical instruments, and modify and tune them to owners' specifications.

Specialisations: Piano Tuner.

You can work as a Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in musical instrument making, maintenance and repair is usually required.

Tasks
  • Designs and makes musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silver smithing and wood carving.
  • Tunes and repairs musical instruments.

You can work as a Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in musical instrument making, maintenance and repair is usually required.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Fine arts

    54% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    17% 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. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  19. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    70% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Finger dexterity

    61% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Auditory attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  5. Control precision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Managing payments and orders

    53% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Providing office support

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9063.00 - Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.

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. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  9. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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. Working conditions

    45% 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. 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.

  5. Relationships

    38% 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.

  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

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9063.00 - Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.
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