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Pastrycook's Assistants

ANZSCO ID 851211

Overview

All Food Trades Assistants

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Pastrycook's Assistants

  • 3,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 36% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Pastrycook Assistants assist Pastrycooks by performing routine tasks in the kitchen such as preparing ingredients, and cleaning and storing equipment.

Specialisations: Bakery Assistant.

You can work as a Pastrycook's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in pastrymaking, baking or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Gathering and preparing base ingredients for baking.
  • Mixing ingredients to make dough and pastries, cake batter, fillings, icings and desserts.
  • Operating commercial bakery equipment including mixers, rollers, cutters and ovens.
  • Sheeting and rolling out dough, putting dough into baking dishes or on trays.
  • Cooking goods and removing cooked items from ovens.
  • Cooling and decorating with creams and icings where required, cleaning cooking utensils and food preparation surfaces, storing food supplies in cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Pastrycook's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in pastrymaking, baking or hospitality 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Food Trade Assistants who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    24% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  16. Mechanical

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Troubleshooting

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  8. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Control precision

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    40% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    38% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    30% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    29% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    22% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

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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, 51-3011.00 - Bakers.

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. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

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

    81% Important

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

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  13. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    74% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Support

    48% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    43% 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.

  5. Relationships

    43% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 51-3011.00 - Bakers.

All Food Trades Assistants

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Pastrycook's Assistants

  • 3,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 36% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Pastrycook Assistants assist Pastrycooks by performing routine tasks in the kitchen such as preparing ingredients, and cleaning and storing equipment.

Specialisations: Bakery Assistant.

You can work as a Pastrycook's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in pastrymaking, baking or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Gathering and preparing base ingredients for baking.
  • Mixing ingredients to make dough and pastries, cake batter, fillings, icings and desserts.
  • Operating commercial bakery equipment including mixers, rollers, cutters and ovens.
  • Sheeting and rolling out dough, putting dough into baking dishes or on trays.
  • Cooking goods and removing cooked items from ovens.
  • Cooling and decorating with creams and icings where required, cleaning cooking utensils and food preparation surfaces, storing food supplies in cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.

You can work as a Pastrycook's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in pastrymaking, baking or hospitality 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Employers look for Food Trade Assistants who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    24% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  16. Mechanical

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Troubleshooting

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  8. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Control precision

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    40% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    38% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    30% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    29% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    22% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

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, 51-3011.00 - Bakers.

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. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

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

    81% Important

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

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  13. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    74% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Support

    48% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    43% 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.

  5. Relationships

    43% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 51-3011.00 - Bakers.
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