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Cardiac Technicians

ANZSCO ID 311212

Overview

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Cardiac Technicians

  • 690 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Cardiac Technicians conduct tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Specialisations: Cardiac Technologist, Electrocardiographic Technician.

You need a bachelor degree in science or allied health majoring in biophysics, health science, nursing, physiology or exercise physiology to work as a Cardiac Technician. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system.
  • Records the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in science or allied health majoring in biophysics, health science, nursing, physiology or exercise physiology to work as a Cardiac Technician. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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 Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    50% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    41% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  20. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

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, 29-2031.00 - Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians.

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. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    88% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    82% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  16. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Disease or infection

    79% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Support

    86% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    76% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  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, 29-2031.00 - Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians.

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Cardiac Technicians

  • 690 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Cardiac Technicians conduct tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Specialisations: Cardiac Technologist, Electrocardiographic Technician.

You need a bachelor degree in science or allied health majoring in biophysics, health science, nursing, physiology or exercise physiology to work as a Cardiac Technician. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system.
  • Records the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted.

You need a bachelor degree in science or allied health majoring in biophysics, health science, nursing, physiology or exercise physiology to work as a Cardiac Technician. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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 Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    50% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    33% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    41% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  20. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

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, 29-2031.00 - Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians.

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

    99% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    88% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    82% Important

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

  15. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  16. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Disease or infection

    79% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Support

    86% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    76% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2031.00 - Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians.
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