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Beef Cattle Farmers

ANZSCO ID 121312

Overview

All Livestock Farmers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Beef Cattle Farmers

  • 28,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 55 hours Average full-time
  • 61 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Beef Cattle Farmers breed and raise beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.

Specialisations: Stud Beef Cattle Farmer.

You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Beef Cattle Farmer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Breeds and raises livestock for the production of meat.
  • Maintains the health and condition of livestock.
  • Provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels.
  • Moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities.
  • Conducts farming operations such as mustering and drenching.
  • Directs and oversees general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder.
  • Maintains fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • Organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce.
  • Evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production.
  • Manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management.
  • May select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Beef Cattle Farmer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in agriculture 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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Livestock Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Economics and accounting

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Biology

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  17. English language

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  9. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Managing payments and orders

    73% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  3. Coming up with systems and processes

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  8. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  9. Handling and moving objects

    63% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  10. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Working with mechanical equipment

    61% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Working with electronic equipment

    52% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

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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, 11-9013.02 - Farm and Ranch Managers.

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. Unstructured work

    99% Important

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

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    94% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. In an open vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Outdoors, under cover

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    76% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Consequence of error

    73% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    29% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    95% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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, 11-9013.02 - Farm and Ranch Managers.

All Livestock Farmers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Beef Cattle Farmers

  • 28,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 55 hours Average full-time
  • 61 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Beef Cattle Farmers breed and raise beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.

Specialisations: Stud Beef Cattle Farmer.

You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Beef Cattle Farmer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Breeds and raises livestock for the production of meat.
  • Maintains the health and condition of livestock.
  • Provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels.
  • Moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities.
  • Conducts farming operations such as mustering and drenching.
  • Directs and oversees general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder.
  • Maintains fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • Organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce.
  • Evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production.
  • Manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management.
  • May select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Beef Cattle Farmer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in agriculture 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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Livestock Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Economics and accounting

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Biology

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  17. English language

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  9. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Managing payments and orders

    73% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  3. Coming up with systems and processes

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  8. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  9. Handling and moving objects

    63% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  10. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Working with mechanical equipment

    61% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Working with electronic equipment

    52% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

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, 11-9013.02 - Farm and Ranch Managers.

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. Unstructured work

    99% Important

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

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    94% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. In an open vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Outdoors, under cover

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    76% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Consequence of error

    73% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    29% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    95% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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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, 11-9013.02 - Farm and Ranch Managers.
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