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Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers

ANZSCO ID 323314

Overview

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers assemble, calibrate, install and overhaul mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Specialisations: Camera Repairer, Scalemaker, Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical or electronic trade engineering to work as a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer.

Tasks
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks, timepieces and firearms.
  • Dismantles precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines.
  • Calibrates precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights.
  • May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in electrical or electronic trade engineering to work as a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    55% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Equipment selection

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    45% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Handling and moving objects

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    36% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Working with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    32% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9061.00 - Camera and Photographic Equipment 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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Electronic mail

    77% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Contact with people

    69% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    67% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    63% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Contact with the public

    63% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Impact of decisions

    61% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    59% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    58% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Teamwork

    54% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% 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. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Support

    43% 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.

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 49-9061.00 - Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers.

All Precision Metal Trades Workers

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers assemble, calibrate, install and overhaul mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Specialisations: Camera Repairer, Scalemaker, Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical or electronic trade engineering to work as a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer.

Tasks
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks, timepieces and firearms.
  • Dismantles precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines.
  • Calibrates precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights.
  • May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

You usually need a certificate III in electrical or electronic trade engineering to work as a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    55% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Equipment selection

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    45% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Handling and moving objects

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    36% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Working with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    32% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9061.00 - Camera and Photographic Equipment 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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Electronic mail

    77% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Contact with people

    69% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    67% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    63% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Contact with the public

    63% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Impact of decisions

    61% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    59% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    58% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Teamwork

    54% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% 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. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Support

    43% 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.

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 49-9061.00 - Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers.
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