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Archaeologists

ANZSCO ID 272414

Overview

All Social Professionals

  • $1,942 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Archaeologists

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Archaeologists study human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data left behind, which includes artefacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).

You need a bachelor degree in archaeology or another related field to work as an Archaeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Uses aerial photography to locate sites that are suitable for excavation and/or digging (for artifacts).
  • Plans and organises surveys and excavations within a particular archaeological site.
  • Conducts field work (digging for artifacts) using tools such as pickaxes, brushes and bulldozers.
  • Carries out examination, documentation and preservation of artifacts.
  • Performs analysis and interpretation of archaeological data and findings.
  • Writes reports about the data and findings for publication.
  • Creates virtual simulations of how artifacts or archaeological sites would have looked in the past.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in archaeology or another related field to work as an Archaeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. History and archeology

    97% Skill level

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

  2. Sociology and anthropology

    90% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Foreign language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Communications and media

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    32% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Explaining things to people

    77% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    75% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    70% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

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, 19-3091.02 - Archeologists.

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

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    73% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  16. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Time pressure

    67% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

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

    65% Important

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

  20. Public speaking

    64% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Relationships

    57% 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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Creative

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% 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

    29% 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, 19-3091.02 - Archeologists.

All Social Professionals

  • $1,942 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Archaeologists

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Archaeologists study human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data left behind, which includes artefacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).

You need a bachelor degree in archaeology or another related field to work as an Archaeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Uses aerial photography to locate sites that are suitable for excavation and/or digging (for artifacts).
  • Plans and organises surveys and excavations within a particular archaeological site.
  • Conducts field work (digging for artifacts) using tools such as pickaxes, brushes and bulldozers.
  • Carries out examination, documentation and preservation of artifacts.
  • Performs analysis and interpretation of archaeological data and findings.
  • Writes reports about the data and findings for publication.
  • Creates virtual simulations of how artifacts or archaeological sites would have looked in the past.

You need a bachelor degree in archaeology or another related field to work as an Archaeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. History and archeology

    97% Skill level

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

  2. Sociology and anthropology

    90% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Foreign language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Communications and media

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    32% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Explaining things to people

    77% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    75% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    70% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

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, 19-3091.02 - Archeologists.

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

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    73% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  16. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Time pressure

    67% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

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

    65% Important

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

  20. Public speaking

    64% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Relationships

    57% 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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Creative

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% 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

    29% 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, 19-3091.02 - Archeologists.
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