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Aeronautical Engineers

ANZSCO ID 233911

Overview

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Aeronautical Engineers

  • 1,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Aeronautical Engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.

Specialisations: Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy), Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineer Officer - Aeronautical (Air Force), Aerospace Engineer Officer - Armament (Air Force), Aerospace Engineer Officer - Electronics (Air Force), Avionics Systems Engineer, Weapons Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy).

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in aeronautical or aerospace engineering to work as an Aeronautical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Designs aircraft, componentry and support equipment.
  • Consults with aero-engine specialists to co-ordinate design of aircraft.
  • Carries out surveys of airframes and equipment and checks for structural faults using laboratory or flight conditions.
  • Ensures that aircraft are capable of meeting operational conditions by examining characteristics and evaluating flight tests.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in aeronautical or aerospace engineering to work as an Aeronautical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    80% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Physics

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Science

    73% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  2. Operations analysis

    71% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  3. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  5. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Technology design

    54% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  18. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    83% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Working with computers

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Explaining things to people

    72% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    68% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    58% Skill level

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

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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, 17-2011.00 - Aerospace Engineers.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    62% Important

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

  18. Physically close to people

    60% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    59% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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. Recognition

    76% 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.

  4. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  5. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2011.00 - Aerospace Engineers.

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Aeronautical Engineers

  • 1,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Aeronautical Engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.

Specialisations: Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy), Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineer Officer - Aeronautical (Air Force), Aerospace Engineer Officer - Armament (Air Force), Aerospace Engineer Officer - Electronics (Air Force), Avionics Systems Engineer, Weapons Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy).

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in aeronautical or aerospace engineering to work as an Aeronautical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Designs aircraft, componentry and support equipment.
  • Consults with aero-engine specialists to co-ordinate design of aircraft.
  • Carries out surveys of airframes and equipment and checks for structural faults using laboratory or flight conditions.
  • Ensures that aircraft are capable of meeting operational conditions by examining characteristics and evaluating flight tests.

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in aeronautical or aerospace engineering to work as an Aeronautical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.

Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    80% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Physics

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Science

    73% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  2. Operations analysis

    71% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  3. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  5. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Technology design

    54% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  18. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    83% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Working with computers

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Explaining things to people

    72% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    68% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    58% Skill level

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

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, 17-2011.00 - Aerospace Engineers.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    62% Important

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

  18. Physically close to people

    60% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    59% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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. Recognition

    76% 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.

  4. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  5. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2011.00 - Aerospace Engineers.
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