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Photographer's Assistants

ANZSCO ID 399915

Overview

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Photographer's Assistants

  • 620 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Photographer's Assistants assist Photographers in taking and developing photographs.

You can work as a Photographer's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography or photo imaging may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists qualified photographers in photo shoots.
  • Sets up studio for shoots.
  • Arranges cameras and film.
  • Organises lighting and other photographic equipment.
  • Locates props for photo shoots.
  • Takes photos.
  • Develops and print photos.
  • Scans photos into a computer.
  • Edits and formats pictures and saves them to disk.
  • May mount photographs and set up exhibits.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Photographer's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography or photo imaging may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Fine arts

    65% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    20% 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. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

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

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  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. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Influencing people

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Managing payments and orders

    57% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  18. Providing office support

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

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, 27-4021.00 - Photographers.

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. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Competition

    93% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    71% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    65% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Teamwork

    63% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    62% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Independence

    71% 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

    67% 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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    52% 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. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  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. Creative

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 27-4021.00 - Photographers.

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Photographer's Assistants

  • 620 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Photographer's Assistants assist Photographers in taking and developing photographs.

You can work as a Photographer's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography or photo imaging may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists qualified photographers in photo shoots.
  • Sets up studio for shoots.
  • Arranges cameras and film.
  • Organises lighting and other photographic equipment.
  • Locates props for photo shoots.
  • Takes photos.
  • Develops and print photos.
  • Scans photos into a computer.
  • Edits and formats pictures and saves them to disk.
  • May mount photographs and set up exhibits.

You can work as a Photographer's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography or photo imaging may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Fine arts

    65% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    20% 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. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

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

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  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. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Influencing people

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Managing payments and orders

    57% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  18. Providing office support

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

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, 27-4021.00 - Photographers.

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. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Competition

    93% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    71% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    65% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Teamwork

    63% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    62% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Independence

    71% 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

    67% 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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    52% 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. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  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. Creative

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 27-4021.00 - Photographers.
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