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Vending Machine Attendants

ANZSCO ID 8997

Overview

All Vending Machine Attendants

  • $1,164 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

Also known as: Vending Machine Refiller.

Specialisations: Poker Machine Attendant.

You can work as a Vending Machine Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in electrical machine repair might be helpful.

Tasks
  • loading, unloading and transporting stock and equipment
  • replenishing vending machines with stock
  • clearing money from machines, accounting for money collected, and checking monitoring systems
  • keeping stock records, and machine maintenance and repair records
  • may test vending machines' dispensing, coin-handling, electrical, refrigeration, carbonation and ice-making systems
  • may adjust and repair vending machines and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts using hand tools and soldering-irons

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Vending Machine Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in electrical machine repair 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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Vending Machine Attendants who are reliable and work well as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Food production

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    29% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  16. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  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. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Assessing and evaluating things

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    55% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Influencing people

    39% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  20. Explaining things to people

    37% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    97% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

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

    94% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Indoors, not heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Bright or inadequate lighting

    87% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    80% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  14. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Competition

    76% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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

    67% 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. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  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, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

All Vending Machine Attendants

  • $1,164 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

Also known as: Vending Machine Refiller.

Specialisations: Poker Machine Attendant.

You can work as a Vending Machine Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in electrical machine repair might be helpful.

Tasks
  • loading, unloading and transporting stock and equipment
  • replenishing vending machines with stock
  • clearing money from machines, accounting for money collected, and checking monitoring systems
  • keeping stock records, and machine maintenance and repair records
  • may test vending machines' dispensing, coin-handling, electrical, refrigeration, carbonation and ice-making systems
  • may adjust and repair vending machines and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts using hand tools and soldering-irons

You can work as a Vending Machine Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in electrical machine repair 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.

Employers look for Vending Machine Attendants who are reliable and work well as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Food production

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    29% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  16. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  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. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Assessing and evaluating things

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    55% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Influencing people

    39% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  20. Explaining things to people

    37% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    97% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

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

    94% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Indoors, not heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Bright or inadequate lighting

    87% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    80% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  14. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Competition

    76% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Independence

    67% 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

    67% 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. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  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, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.
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