ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Acupuncturists

ANZSCO ID 252211

Overview

All Complementary Health Therapists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Acupuncturists

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 44% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 53% female Gender Share

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

You need a bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

Tasks
  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using acupuncture.
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

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 Health Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Complementary Health Therapists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    73% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  3. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  5. Biology

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    57% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Science

    30% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Manual dexterity

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    71% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Doing physically active work

    37% Skill level

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

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, 29-1199.01 - Acupuncturists.

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. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Physically close to people

    93% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Disease or infection

    88% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Electronic mail

    86% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    74% Important

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

  14. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Letters and memos

    69% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Spend time standing

    67% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    64% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Health and safety of others

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Time pressure

    61% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    71% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    24% Important

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

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, 29-1199.01 - Acupuncturists.

All Complementary Health Therapists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Acupuncturists

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 44% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 53% female Gender Share

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

You need a bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

Tasks
  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using acupuncture.
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

You need a bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

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 Health Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Complementary Health Therapists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    73% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  3. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  5. Biology

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    57% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Science

    30% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Manual dexterity

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    71% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    45% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Doing physically active work

    37% Skill level

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

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, 29-1199.01 - Acupuncturists.

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. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Physically close to people

    93% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Disease or infection

    88% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Electronic mail

    86% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    74% Important

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

  14. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Letters and memos

    69% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Spend time standing

    67% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    64% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Health and safety of others

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Time pressure

    61% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    71% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    24% Important

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

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, 29-1199.01 - Acupuncturists.
go to top