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Anaesthetic Technicians

ANZSCO ID 311211

Overview

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Anaesthetic Technicians

  • 620 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 53% female Gender Share

Anaesthetic Technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assist Anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.

You usually need a diploma in anaesthetic technology or paramedical science to work as an Anaesthetic Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and in anaesthesia.
  • Undertakes and assists with medical analytical procedures and assists anaesthetists and surgical teams.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a diploma in anaesthetic technology or paramedical science to work as an Anaesthetic Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 and Laboratory Operations VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Biology

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Operation and control

    48% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Science

    41% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    84% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  13. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Working with the public

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

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, 29-1071.01 - Anesthesiologist Assistants.

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. Disease or infection

    98% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Physically close to people

    90% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  15. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

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

    79% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    78% Important

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

  18. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    78% Important

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

  20. Radiation

    78% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    60% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    76% Important

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

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 29-1071.01 - Anesthesiologist Assistants.

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Anaesthetic Technicians

  • 620 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 53% female Gender Share

Anaesthetic Technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assist Anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.

You usually need a diploma in anaesthetic technology or paramedical science to work as an Anaesthetic Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and in anaesthesia.
  • Undertakes and assists with medical analytical procedures and assists anaesthetists and surgical teams.

You usually need a diploma in anaesthetic technology or paramedical science to work as an Anaesthetic Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 and Laboratory Operations VET training pathways.

Employers look for Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Biology

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Operation and control

    48% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Science

    41% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    84% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  13. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Working with the public

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

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, 29-1071.01 - Anesthesiologist Assistants.

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. Disease or infection

    98% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Physically close to people

    90% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  15. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

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

    79% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    78% Important

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

  18. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    78% Important

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

  20. Radiation

    78% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    60% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    76% Important

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

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 29-1071.01 - Anesthesiologist Assistants.
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