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Commercial Housekeepers

ANZSCO ID 811411

Overview

All Housekeepers

  • $878 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Commercial Housekeepers

  • 25,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 22% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 84% female Gender Share

Commercial Housekeepers clean, vacuum and mop floors, make beds, and restock mini bars and bathroom supplies in hotel and motel rooms, and other commercial premises.

You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in cleaning operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cleans the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas.
  • Sweeps, mops and polishes floors, vacuums and shampoos carpets, and cleans curtains and upholstered furniture.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, fixtures and fittings.
  • Picks up rubbish, empties garbage containers, and takes contents to waste areas for removal.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in cleaning 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 Property Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Housekeepers who are hardworking, reliable and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  9. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    16% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    7% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    6% Skill level

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

  20. Food production

    6% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Critical thinking

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    23% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Active learning

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Static strength

    32% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Selective attention

    30% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    30% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Multilimb coordination

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Colour discrimination

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Dynamic strength

    27% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Helping and caring for others

    44% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Thinking creatively

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    31% Skill level

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

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, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

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. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Bending or twisting your body

    93% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

  5. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Walking and running

    85% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  7. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    85% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

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

    83% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  14. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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. Support

    38% Important

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

  3. Independence

    29% 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    24% 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

    14% 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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% 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, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

All Housekeepers

  • $878 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Commercial Housekeepers

  • 25,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 22% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 84% female Gender Share

Commercial Housekeepers clean, vacuum and mop floors, make beds, and restock mini bars and bathroom supplies in hotel and motel rooms, and other commercial premises.

You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in cleaning operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cleans the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas.
  • Sweeps, mops and polishes floors, vacuums and shampoos carpets, and cleans curtains and upholstered furniture.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, fixtures and fittings.
  • Picks up rubbish, empties garbage containers, and takes contents to waste areas for removal.

You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in cleaning 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 Property Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Housekeepers who are hardworking, reliable and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  9. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    16% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    15% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    7% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    6% Skill level

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

  20. Food production

    6% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Critical thinking

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    23% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Active learning

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Static strength

    32% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Selective attention

    30% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    30% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Multilimb coordination

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Colour discrimination

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Dynamic strength

    27% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Helping and caring for others

    44% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Thinking creatively

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    31% Skill level

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

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, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

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. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Bending or twisting your body

    93% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

  5. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Walking and running

    85% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  7. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    85% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

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

    83% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  14. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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. Support

    38% Important

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

  3. Independence

    29% 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    24% 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

    14% 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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% 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, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.
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