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Audiologists and Speech Pathologists

ANZSCO ID 2527

Overview

All Audiologists and Speech Pathologists

  • $1,827 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 93% female Gender Share

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and communication and swallowing impairments.

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiolgoist and a bachelor or masters degree in speech-language pathology to work as a Speech Pathologist.

Tasks
  • administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
  • prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
  • administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
  • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
  • advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
  • counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers

Prospects

Pathways

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiolgoist and a bachelor or masters degree in speech-language pathology to work as a Speech Pathologist.

Registration with Audiology Australia or Speech Pathology Australia 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 Audiologists and Speech Pathologists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Foreign language

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    22% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Science

    43% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech recognition

    79% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  2. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    55% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Helping and caring for others

    64% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  8. Coming up with systems and processes

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1127.00 - Speech-Language Pathologists.

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. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Contact with the public

    66% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Disease or infection

    62% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Conflict situations

    54% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    53% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% 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.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    67% 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

    57% 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. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1127.00 - Speech-Language Pathologists.

All Audiologists and Speech Pathologists

  • $1,827 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 93% female Gender Share

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and communication and swallowing impairments.

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiolgoist and a bachelor or masters degree in speech-language pathology to work as a Speech Pathologist.

Tasks
  • administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
  • prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
  • administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
  • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
  • advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
  • counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiolgoist and a bachelor or masters degree in speech-language pathology to work as a Speech Pathologist.

Registration with Audiology Australia or Speech Pathology Australia 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 Audiologists and Speech Pathologists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Foreign language

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    22% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Science

    43% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech recognition

    79% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  2. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    55% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Helping and caring for others

    64% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  8. Coming up with systems and processes

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    44% 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, 29-1127.00 - Speech-Language Pathologists.

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. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Contact with the public

    66% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Disease or infection

    62% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Conflict situations

    54% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    53% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% 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.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    67% 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

    57% 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. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1127.00 - Speech-Language Pathologists.
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