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Overview

All Architects and Landscape Architects

  • $1,674 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Architects

  • 17,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Architects plan and design buildings, provide concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiate with builders and advise on the procurement of buildings.

Specialisations: Conservation or Heritage Architect.

You need a bachelor degree in architectural design to work as an Architect. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Obtains advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings.
  • Provides information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times.
  • Prepares project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrates structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs.
  • Writes specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calls tenders on behalf of clients.
  • Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in architectural design to work as an Architect. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration or licencing is required.

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 Architects and Landscape Architects who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    63% 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.

  8. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    56% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  16. Economics and accounting

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  6. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    63% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Originality

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Far vision

    61% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Scheduling work and activities

    78% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Coordinating the work of a team

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Managing payments and orders

    67% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    58% 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, 17-1011.00 - Architects, Except Landscape and Naval.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Competition

    86% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    66% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  5. Support

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    52% 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. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-1011.00 - Architects, Except Landscape and Naval.

All Architects and Landscape Architects

  • $1,674 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Architects

  • 17,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Architects plan and design buildings, provide concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiate with builders and advise on the procurement of buildings.

Specialisations: Conservation or Heritage Architect.

You need a bachelor degree in architectural design to work as an Architect. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Obtains advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings.
  • Provides information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times.
  • Prepares project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrates structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs.
  • Writes specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calls tenders on behalf of clients.
  • Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards.

You need a bachelor degree in architectural design to work as an Architect. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration or licencing is required.

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 Architects and Landscape Architects who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    63% 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.

  8. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    56% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  16. Economics and accounting

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  6. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Visualization

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    63% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Originality

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Far vision

    61% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Scheduling work and activities

    78% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Coordinating the work of a team

    76% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Managing payments and orders

    67% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    58% 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, 17-1011.00 - Architects, Except Landscape and Naval.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Competition

    86% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    66% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  5. Support

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    52% 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. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-1011.00 - Architects, Except Landscape and Naval.
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