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Other Technicians and Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 3999

Overview

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 18,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 39% female Gender Share

Other Technicians and Trades Workers includes a wide variety of occupations such as Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers, Optical Mechanics, Photographer's Assistants, Plastics Technicians, Wool Classers and Fire Protection Equipment Technicians.

You can work as an Other Technician or Trades Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • swims underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction
  • plans the interior design of commercial or residential premises and arranges for decorating work to be done
  • interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses
  • operates machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fits lenses to spectacle frames
  • assists photographers in taking and developing photographs
  • sets up, adjusts, repairs and troubleshoots machines which manufacture plastics products
  • classifies wool to industry standards or market requirements

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Technician or Trades Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Health Industry, Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking and Property Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Economics and accounting

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  16. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    63% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Managing payments and orders

    60% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  6. Influencing people

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    54% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Providing office support

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 29-2081.00 - Opticians, Dispensing.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    85% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    61% Important

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

  20. Competition

    60% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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.

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. Support

    62% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    62% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% Important

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

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, 29-2081.00 - Opticians, Dispensing.

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 18,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 39% female Gender Share

Other Technicians and Trades Workers includes a wide variety of occupations such as Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers, Optical Mechanics, Photographer's Assistants, Plastics Technicians, Wool Classers and Fire Protection Equipment Technicians.

You can work as an Other Technician or Trades Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • swims underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction
  • plans the interior design of commercial or residential premises and arranges for decorating work to be done
  • interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses
  • operates machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fits lenses to spectacle frames
  • assists photographers in taking and developing photographs
  • sets up, adjusts, repairs and troubleshoots machines which manufacture plastics products
  • classifies wool to industry standards or market requirements

You can work as an Other Technician or Trades Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Health Industry, Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking and Property Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Economics and accounting

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  16. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    63% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Managing payments and orders

    60% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  6. Influencing people

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    54% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Providing office support

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 29-2081.00 - Opticians, Dispensing.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    95% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    85% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    61% Important

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

  20. Competition

    60% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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.

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. Support

    62% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    62% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% Important

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

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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, 29-2081.00 - Opticians, Dispensing.
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