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Printing Assistants and Table Workers

ANZSCO ID 8995

Overview

All Printing Assistants and Table Workers

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 46% female Gender Share

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

You can work as a Printing Assistant or Table Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in printing, graphic arts or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • assisting with setting up, operating and adjusting machines
  • maintaining and lubricating printing and bindery machines
  • clearing waste and cleaning work areas and machines
  • folding, collating and fastening printed products by machine and hand
  • performing hand binding and finishing operations
  • operating specialised machines such as casing-in and mini binders, and automatic carton folding and gluing machines
  • carrying out routine quality control

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Printing Assistant or Table Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in printing, graphic arts or another related field 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 Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Printing Assistants and Table Workers who are reliable and work well as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    39% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

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

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    39% 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Thinking creatively

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% 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, 51-5113.00 - Print Binding and Finishing 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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    94% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    86% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    74% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    71% Important

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

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    57% 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.

  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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    43% Important

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

  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

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-5113.00 - Print Binding and Finishing Workers.

All Printing Assistants and Table Workers

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 46% female Gender Share

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

You can work as a Printing Assistant or Table Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in printing, graphic arts or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • assisting with setting up, operating and adjusting machines
  • maintaining and lubricating printing and bindery machines
  • clearing waste and cleaning work areas and machines
  • folding, collating and fastening printed products by machine and hand
  • performing hand binding and finishing operations
  • operating specialised machines such as casing-in and mini binders, and automatic carton folding and gluing machines
  • carrying out routine quality control

You can work as a Printing Assistant or Table Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in printing, graphic arts or another related field 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 Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Employers look for Printing Assistants and Table Workers who are reliable and work well as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    39% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

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

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    39% 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Thinking creatively

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% 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, 51-5113.00 - Print Binding and Finishing 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. Spend time standing

    94% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    86% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    84% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    74% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    71% Important

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

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    57% 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.

  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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    43% Important

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

  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

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-5113.00 - Print Binding and Finishing Workers.
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