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Audiologists

ANZSCO ID 252711

Overview

All Audiologists and Speech Pathologists

  • $1,827 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Audiologists

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiologist.

Tasks
  • Administers and interprets a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of hearing problems.
  • Interprets audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data.
  • Evaluates total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss.
  • Plans, directs and participates in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programmes.
  • Prescribes appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiologist.

Registration with Audiology 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. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Biology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    52% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Helping and caring for others

    65% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  7. Influencing people

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    47% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

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, 29-1181.00 - Audiologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Letters and memos

    88% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Disease or infection

    74% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

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

    74% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Spend time sitting

    72% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% 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

    90% 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. 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.

  4. Independence

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    71% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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, 29-1181.00 - Audiologists.

All Audiologists and Speech Pathologists

  • $1,827 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Audiologists

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiologist.

Tasks
  • Administers and interprets a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of hearing problems.
  • Interprets audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data.
  • Evaluates total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss.
  • Plans, directs and participates in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programmes.
  • Prescribes appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use.

You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiologist.

Registration with Audiology 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. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Biology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    52% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Helping and caring for others

    65% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  7. Influencing people

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    47% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

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, 29-1181.00 - Audiologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Letters and memos

    88% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Disease or infection

    74% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

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

    74% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Spend time sitting

    72% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% 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

    90% 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. 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.

  4. Independence

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    71% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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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, 29-1181.00 - Audiologists.
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