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Stock Clerks

ANZSCO ID 591115

Overview

All Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

  • $1,251 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Stock Clerks

  • 17,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Stock Clerks monitor stock levels and maintain stock, order and inventory records.

Also known as: Stock Control Clerk or Stores Clerk.

Specialisations: Inventory Clerk, Supply Clerk.

You can work as a Stock Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in warehousing or logistics operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Counts incoming stock and reconciles it with requisitions.
  • Updates inventory and stock location records.
  • Establishes and co-ordinates the operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Stock Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in warehousing or logistics operations might be helpful.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks who interact well with others, are organised, trustworthy and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    18% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    13% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    11% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    10% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  15. Law and government

    9% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    7% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Economics and accounting

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Management of material resources

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Operation and control

    27% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Instructing

    21% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Quality control analysis

    18% 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. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  6. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  10. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Problem spotting

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Stamina

    36% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Controlling equipment or machines

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    34% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Working with computers

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    25% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    23% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    21% Skill level

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

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, 43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    82% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Walking and running

    78% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  10. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    71% Important

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

  12. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Telephone

    68% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    68% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Unstructured work

    65% Important

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

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Automation of tasks

    60% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    90% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.

All Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

  • $1,251 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Stock Clerks

  • 17,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Stock Clerks monitor stock levels and maintain stock, order and inventory records.

Also known as: Stock Control Clerk or Stores Clerk.

Specialisations: Inventory Clerk, Supply Clerk.

You can work as a Stock Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in warehousing or logistics operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Counts incoming stock and reconciles it with requisitions.
  • Updates inventory and stock location records.
  • Establishes and co-ordinates the operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods.

You can work as a Stock Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in warehousing or logistics operations might be helpful.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks who interact well with others, are organised, trustworthy and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    18% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    13% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    11% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    10% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  15. Law and government

    9% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    7% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Economics and accounting

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Management of material resources

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Operation and control

    27% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Instructing

    21% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Quality control analysis

    18% 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. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  6. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  10. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Problem spotting

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Stamina

    36% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Controlling equipment or machines

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    34% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Working with computers

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    25% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    23% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    21% Skill level

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

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, 43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    82% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Walking and running

    78% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  10. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    71% Important

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

  12. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Telephone

    68% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    68% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Unstructured work

    65% Important

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

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Automation of tasks

    60% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    90% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.
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