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Proof Readers

ANZSCO ID 599913

Overview

All Other Clerical & Administrative Workers

  • $1,383 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Proof Readers

  • 300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 23% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 77% female Gender Share

Proof Readers read draft copies and proofs, detect errors and mark corrections to grammar, typing and composition.

You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Reviews, proofs and edits content (written or digital) across a variety of media and industries; ensuring correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage, consistency and brand voice in the final product.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all referenced facts (e.g. dates, pages and values) and double-checks cross-referenced materials (e.g. websites and newspapers).
  • Reviews content and style across company-wide work to ensure campaign, product and brand consistency.
  • Attends team meetings, provides constructive editorial input and communicates with team members to yield consistent, accurate and high-quality work products.
  • Improves editing processes by evaluating and recommending changes to create efficiencies.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clerical and Administrative Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    26% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  8. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Geography

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    21% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    17% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Technical design

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    13% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  15. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    11% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    10% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    7% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    18% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems evaluation

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Systems analysis

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    14% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Brainstorming

    23% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  17. Visualization

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    20% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Speed of recognition

    18% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    30% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Thinking creatively

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    23% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Providing office support

    22% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    15% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Working with electronic equipment

    6% Skill level

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

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, 43-9081.00 - Proofreaders and Copy Markers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

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

  1. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Spend time sitting

    97% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  5. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Repeating same tasks

    93% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Making repetitive motions

    90% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

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

    75% Important

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

  14. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  17. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    61% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Impact of decisions

    53% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    52% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    48% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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, 43-9081.00 - Proofreaders and Copy Markers.

All Other Clerical & Administrative Workers

  • $1,383 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Proof Readers

  • 300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 23% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 77% female Gender Share

Proof Readers read draft copies and proofs, detect errors and mark corrections to grammar, typing and composition.

You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Reviews, proofs and edits content (written or digital) across a variety of media and industries; ensuring correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage, consistency and brand voice in the final product.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all referenced facts (e.g. dates, pages and values) and double-checks cross-referenced materials (e.g. websites and newspapers).
  • Reviews content and style across company-wide work to ensure campaign, product and brand consistency.
  • Attends team meetings, provides constructive editorial input and communicates with team members to yield consistent, accurate and high-quality work products.
  • Improves editing processes by evaluating and recommending changes to create efficiencies.

You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clerical and Administrative Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    26% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  8. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Geography

    23% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    21% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    17% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Technical design

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    13% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  15. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    11% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    10% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    7% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    18% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems evaluation

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Systems analysis

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    14% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Brainstorming

    23% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  17. Visualization

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    20% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Speed of recognition

    18% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    30% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Thinking creatively

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    23% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Providing office support

    22% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    15% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Working with electronic equipment

    6% Skill level

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

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, 43-9081.00 - Proofreaders and Copy Markers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

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

  1. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Spend time sitting

    97% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  5. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Repeating same tasks

    93% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Making repetitive motions

    90% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

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

    75% Important

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

  14. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  17. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    61% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Impact of decisions

    53% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    52% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    48% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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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, 43-9081.00 - Proofreaders and Copy Markers.
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