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Cartographers

ANZSCO ID 232213

Overview

All Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

  • $1,958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cartographers

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Cartographers apply scientific, mathematical and cartographic design principles to prepare and revise maps, charts and other forms of cartographic output.

You usually need a formal qualification in spatial information services to work as a Cartographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Designs and compiles map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, reports and statistics.
  • Advises surveyors and other professionals on the data requirements for map production, and on the aesthetic, technical and economic considerations of scales, details to be illustrated, place names and reproduction techniques.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of cartographic technicians in the production and reproduction of maps.
  • Determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and prepares the final product data in digital form.
  • Supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and manage automated spatial information systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in spatial information services to work as a Cartographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Surveyors and Spatial Scientists who work well in a team, are motivated and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    80% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  2. Computers and electronics

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    18% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  14. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    49% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    46% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    40% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-1021.00 - Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.

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. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Repeating same tasks

    89% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    83% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  10. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Automation of tasks

    63% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    67% 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. Working conditions

    67% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    52% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    81% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 17-1021.00 - Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.

All Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

  • $1,958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cartographers

  • 430 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Cartographers apply scientific, mathematical and cartographic design principles to prepare and revise maps, charts and other forms of cartographic output.

You usually need a formal qualification in spatial information services to work as a Cartographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Designs and compiles map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, reports and statistics.
  • Advises surveyors and other professionals on the data requirements for map production, and on the aesthetic, technical and economic considerations of scales, details to be illustrated, place names and reproduction techniques.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of cartographic technicians in the production and reproduction of maps.
  • Determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and prepares the final product data in digital form.
  • Supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and manage automated spatial information systems.

You usually need a formal qualification in spatial information services to work as a Cartographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

Employers look for Surveyors and Spatial Scientists who work well in a team, are motivated and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    80% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  2. Computers and electronics

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    18% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  14. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    49% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    46% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    40% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-1021.00 - Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.

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. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Repeating same tasks

    89% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    83% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  10. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Automation of tasks

    63% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    67% 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. Working conditions

    67% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    52% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    81% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 17-1021.00 - Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.
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