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Alarm, Security and Surveillance Monitors

ANZSCO ID 442211

Overview

All Security Officers and Guards

  • $1,318 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Alarm, Security and Surveillance Monitors

  • 910 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 29% female Gender Share

Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitors monitor security alarms, CCTV and other surveillance equipment, and contact supervisors, police or fire brigades if security is breached or fire is detected.

You can work as an Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Watches for irregularities such as broken water-pipes and fire hazards and takes action to prevent fire, accidental loss or criminal activity.
  • Monitors alarms and contacts supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  2. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Brainstorming

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Originality

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Working with computers

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    49% 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, 33-9031.00 - Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators.

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. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  11. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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

    74% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. Relationships

    38% 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. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 33-9031.00 - Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators.

All Security Officers and Guards

  • $1,318 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Alarm, Security and Surveillance Monitors

  • 910 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 29% female Gender Share

Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitors monitor security alarms, CCTV and other surveillance equipment, and contact supervisors, police or fire brigades if security is breached or fire is detected.

You can work as an Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Watches for irregularities such as broken water-pipes and fire hazards and takes action to prevent fire, accidental loss or criminal activity.
  • Monitors alarms and contacts supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected.

You can work as an Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  2. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Brainstorming

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Originality

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Working with computers

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    49% 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, 33-9031.00 - Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators.

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. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  11. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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

    74% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. Relationships

    38% 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. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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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, 33-9031.00 - Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators.
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