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Deck and Fishing Hands

ANZSCO ID 8992

Overview

All Deck and Fishing Hands

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 57 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

You can work as a Deck or Fishing Hand without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I, II or III in maritime operations, fishing operations or aquaculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
  • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship's course as directed
  • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
  • patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
  • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
  • casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and traps into water
  • preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
  • hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life
  • sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Deck or Fishing Hand without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I, II or III in maritime operations, fishing operations or aquaculture may be useful.

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 Seafood Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Deck and Fishing Hands who are fit, reliable and willing to take direction.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    46% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  5. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. English language

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    61% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  3. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  6. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  10. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  12. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Dynamic strength

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  18. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Balance

    39% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  20. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    45% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Working with electronic equipment

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  10. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Spend time standing

    79% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Contact with people

    78% Important

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

  14. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    78% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

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

  17. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Relationships

    52% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  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, 45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers.

All Deck and Fishing Hands

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 57 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

You can work as a Deck or Fishing Hand without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I, II or III in maritime operations, fishing operations or aquaculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
  • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship's course as directed
  • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
  • patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
  • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
  • casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and traps into water
  • preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
  • hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life
  • sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch

You can work as a Deck or Fishing Hand without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I, II or III in maritime operations, fishing operations or aquaculture may be useful.

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 Seafood Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Deck and Fishing Hands who are fit, reliable and willing to take direction.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    46% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  5. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. English language

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    61% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  3. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  6. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  10. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  12. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Dynamic strength

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  18. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Balance

    39% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  20. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    45% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Working with electronic equipment

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  10. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Spend time standing

    79% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Contact with people

    78% Important

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

  14. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    78% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

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

  17. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Relationships

    52% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  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, 45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers.
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