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Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

ANZSCO ID 6111

Overview

All Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

  • $1,405 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents sell property at auction, and advise and represent farmers in business transactions such as buying and selling livestock, rural property, and goods and services.

You can work as an Auctioneer, Stock or Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in property services, real estate or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • appraising and listing property for auction
  • organising advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
  • consulting vendors and setting reserve prices
  • describing property presented and the conditions of sale
  • asking for or setting opening bids and determining reserve prices
  • accepting bids from potential buyers and closing sales to the highest bidders
  • purchasing and selling livestock and rural property on behalf of clients
  • selling agricultural supplies, such as seed, grains, feed, sprays, dips, drenches and veterinary products, in accordance with statutory requirements
  • acting as an insurance agent for rural clients

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Auctioneer, Stock or Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in property services, real estate or another related field may be useful.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents who are well presented, can communicate with a diverse range of people and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Food production

    55% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  13. Law and government

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    45% 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.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  4. Negotiation

    52% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  11. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Management of financial resources

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    56% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    43% 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, 13-1021.00 - Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  6. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    84% Important

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

  13. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Competition

    73% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    66% Important

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

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    52% Important

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

  6. Support

    52% 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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

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, 13-1021.00 - Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.

All Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

  • $1,405 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents sell property at auction, and advise and represent farmers in business transactions such as buying and selling livestock, rural property, and goods and services.

You can work as an Auctioneer, Stock or Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in property services, real estate or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • appraising and listing property for auction
  • organising advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
  • consulting vendors and setting reserve prices
  • describing property presented and the conditions of sale
  • asking for or setting opening bids and determining reserve prices
  • accepting bids from potential buyers and closing sales to the highest bidders
  • purchasing and selling livestock and rural property on behalf of clients
  • selling agricultural supplies, such as seed, grains, feed, sprays, dips, drenches and veterinary products, in accordance with statutory requirements
  • acting as an insurance agent for rural clients

You can work as an Auctioneer, Stock or Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in property services, real estate or another related field may be useful.

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

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

Employers look for Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents who are well presented, can communicate with a diverse range of people and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Food production

    55% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  13. Law and government

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    45% 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.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  4. Negotiation

    52% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  11. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Management of financial resources

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    56% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    43% 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, 13-1021.00 - Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  6. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    84% Important

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

  13. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Competition

    73% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    66% Important

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

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    52% Important

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

  6. Support

    52% 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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

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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, 13-1021.00 - Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.
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