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Overview

All Models and Sales Demonstrators

  • $958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Models

  • 670 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 14% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 25 years Average age
  • 78% female Gender Share

Models wear and display clothing and accessories, and pose for photographs, paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Models garments, footwear and fashion accessories for customers, sales personnel and fashion designers.
  • Poses for television, video and cinema commercials and for still photographs which appear in magazines, newspapers, catalogues and on billboards.
  • Poses as subjects for paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

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 Retail Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Models and Sales Demonstrators who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  2. Fine arts

    20% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    18% Skill level

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

  5. Communications and media

    8% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    6% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    6% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Psychology

    6% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    5% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    5% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    5% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    5% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    4% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    4% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    4% Skill level

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

  16. Medicine and dentistry

    3% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    3% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    3% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    3% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    3% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  2. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  3. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    29% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Serving others

    27% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    18% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    13% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Technology design

    13% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  20. Management of material resources

    4% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    38% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Balance

    38% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  5. Extent flexibility

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Written comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Near vision

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Whole body coordination

    34% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  13. Originality

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    29% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Brainstorming

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Multilimb coordination

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    49% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Influencing people

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Providing office support

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    16% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    15% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    14% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    3% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 41-9012.00 - Models.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  3. Spend time sitting

    78% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Electronic mail

    74% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    68% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Telephone

    61% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Spend time standing

    59% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    59% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Unstructured work

    58% Important

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

  12. Competition

    56% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Teamwork

    54% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    53% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Keeping or regaining balance

    53% Important

    Spend time keeping or regaining your balance.

  16. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    51% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  17. Impact of decisions

    47% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    47% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Contact with the public

    47% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Time pressure

    46% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Recognition

    57% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Independence

    24% 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.

  6. Support

    24% 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

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 41-9012.00 - Models.

All Models and Sales Demonstrators

  • $958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Models

  • 670 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 14% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 25 years Average age
  • 78% female Gender Share

Models wear and display clothing and accessories, and pose for photographs, paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Models garments, footwear and fashion accessories for customers, sales personnel and fashion designers.
  • Poses for television, video and cinema commercials and for still photographs which appear in magazines, newspapers, catalogues and on billboards.
  • Poses as subjects for paintings, sculptures and other types of art.

You can work as a Model without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

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 Retail Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Models and Sales Demonstrators who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  2. Fine arts

    20% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    18% Skill level

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

  5. Communications and media

    8% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    6% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    6% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Psychology

    6% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    5% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    5% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    5% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    5% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    4% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    4% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    4% Skill level

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

  16. Medicine and dentistry

    3% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    3% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    3% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    3% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    3% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  2. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  3. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    29% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Serving others

    27% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    18% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    13% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Technology design

    13% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  20. Management of material resources

    4% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    38% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Balance

    38% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  5. Extent flexibility

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Written comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Near vision

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Whole body coordination

    34% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  13. Originality

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    29% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Brainstorming

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Multilimb coordination

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    49% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Influencing people

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Providing office support

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    16% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    15% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    14% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    3% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 41-9012.00 - Models.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  3. Spend time sitting

    78% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Electronic mail

    74% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    68% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Telephone

    61% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Spend time standing

    59% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    59% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Unstructured work

    58% Important

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

  12. Competition

    56% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Teamwork

    54% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    53% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Keeping or regaining balance

    53% Important

    Spend time keeping or regaining your balance.

  16. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    51% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  17. Impact of decisions

    47% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    47% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Contact with the public

    47% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Time pressure

    46% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Recognition

    57% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Independence

    24% 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.

  6. Support

    24% 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

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 41-9012.00 - Models.
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