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Beauty Therapists

ANZSCO ID 4511

Overview

All Beauty Therapists

  • $959 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 42,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Beauty Therapists provide skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments such as massage to clients.

Specialisations: Electrologist (Hair Remover), Manicurist, Nail Technician.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in beauty services or beauty therapy to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Tasks
  • discussing client needs, analysing skin characteristics and advising on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • applying general cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • performing manicures and pedicures including decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
  • performing facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treating unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluating beauty therapy processes and products
  • receiving bookings, arranging appointments and maintaining client records
  • providing advice on and selling cosmetic products

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in beauty services or beauty therapy to work as a Beauty Therapist.

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 Hairdressing and Beauty VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Beauty Therapists who interact well with others, who are reliable and well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    26% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Therapy and counselling

    25% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  11. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Administration and management

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    25% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Operation monitoring

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    65% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    47% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    25% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists.

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. Physically close to people

    99% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  8. Competition

    79% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    77% Important

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

  11. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Telephone

    64% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Spend time sitting

    64% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Impact of decisions

    63% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Health and safety of others

    56% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists.

All Beauty Therapists

  • $959 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 42,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Beauty Therapists provide skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments such as massage to clients.

Specialisations: Electrologist (Hair Remover), Manicurist, Nail Technician.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in beauty services or beauty therapy to work as a Beauty Therapist.

Tasks
  • discussing client needs, analysing skin characteristics and advising on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • applying general cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • performing manicures and pedicures including decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
  • performing facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treating unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluating beauty therapy processes and products
  • receiving bookings, arranging appointments and maintaining client records
  • providing advice on and selling cosmetic products

You usually need a certificate III or IV in beauty services or beauty therapy to work as a Beauty Therapist.

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 Hairdressing and Beauty VET training pathways.

Employers look for Beauty Therapists who interact well with others, who are reliable and well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    26% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Therapy and counselling

    25% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  11. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Administration and management

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    25% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Operation monitoring

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    65% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    47% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    25% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists.

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. Physically close to people

    99% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  8. Competition

    79% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    77% Important

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

  11. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Telephone

    64% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Spend time sitting

    64% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Impact of decisions

    63% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Health and safety of others

    56% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists.
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