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Photographic Developers and Printers

ANZSCO ID 7114

Overview

All Photographic Developers and Printers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Photographic Developers and Printers edit and adjust digital images, develop photographic film, and print photographic images from digital media, negatives and positives using computer software, fully automatic equipment and by separate processes.

Specialisations: Copy Camera Operator, Dark Room Attendant, Digital Photographic Printer, Film Process Operator, Minilab Operator, Photographic Enlarger Operator, Silver Recovery Operator, Slide Developer.

You can work as a Photographic Developer and Printer without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography, graphic art or printing may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • cropping images and adjusting colour, brightness and contrast
  • preparing exposed film for different processing batches in dark rooms and dark chambers
  • adjusting settings and running automatic developing equipment
  • inspecting prints and adjusting settings on print-making equipment to produce required number, size and type of prints
  • scanning images onto electronic media
  • checking and replenishing chemicals and water supply for chemical and water baths required to produce negative and positive prints
  • monitoring and testing photographic processing and printing equipment, and maintaining operational standards
  • may prepare chemical solutions for different techniques and effects
  • may develop black and white images by separate processes and operate enlargers
  • may develop motion picture film

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Photographic Developer and Printer without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography, graphic art or printing may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Photographic Developers and Printers who have good attention to detail, are reliable and hardworking.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Fine arts

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% 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. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    42% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    40% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Equipment selection

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  16. Troubleshooting

    35% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Equipment maintenance

    33% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  19. Persuasion

    33% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    49% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Inductive reasoning

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Manual dexterity

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Speech clarity

    35% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Originality

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Working with electronic equipment

    42% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  14. Thinking creatively

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

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, 51-9151.00 - Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    86% Important

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

  3. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  9. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    70% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  15. Teamwork

    69% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Physically close to people

    63% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    62% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    62% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    52% 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. Support

    52% 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.

  3. Relationships

    48% 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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 51-9151.00 - Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.

All Photographic Developers and Printers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Photographic Developers and Printers edit and adjust digital images, develop photographic film, and print photographic images from digital media, negatives and positives using computer software, fully automatic equipment and by separate processes.

Specialisations: Copy Camera Operator, Dark Room Attendant, Digital Photographic Printer, Film Process Operator, Minilab Operator, Photographic Enlarger Operator, Silver Recovery Operator, Slide Developer.

You can work as a Photographic Developer and Printer without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography, graphic art or printing may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • cropping images and adjusting colour, brightness and contrast
  • preparing exposed film for different processing batches in dark rooms and dark chambers
  • adjusting settings and running automatic developing equipment
  • inspecting prints and adjusting settings on print-making equipment to produce required number, size and type of prints
  • scanning images onto electronic media
  • checking and replenishing chemicals and water supply for chemical and water baths required to produce negative and positive prints
  • monitoring and testing photographic processing and printing equipment, and maintaining operational standards
  • may prepare chemical solutions for different techniques and effects
  • may develop black and white images by separate processes and operate enlargers
  • may develop motion picture film

You can work as a Photographic Developer and Printer without formal qualifications, however, a course in photography, graphic art or printing may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.

Employers look for Photographic Developers and Printers who have good attention to detail, are reliable and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Fine arts

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% 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. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    42% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    40% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Equipment selection

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  16. Troubleshooting

    35% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Equipment maintenance

    33% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  19. Persuasion

    33% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    49% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Inductive reasoning

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Manual dexterity

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Speech clarity

    35% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Originality

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Working with electronic equipment

    42% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  14. Thinking creatively

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

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, 51-9151.00 - Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    86% Important

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

  3. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  9. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    70% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  15. Teamwork

    69% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Physically close to people

    63% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    62% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    62% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    52% 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. Support

    52% 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.

  3. Relationships

    48% 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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 51-9151.00 - Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.
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