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Civil Engineering Technicians

ANZSCO ID 312212

Overview

All Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

  • $1,574 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Civil Engineering Technicians

  • 3,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Civil Engineering Technicians conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists.

Specialisations: Civil Engineering Assistant, Civil Laboratory Technician, Geotechnical Laboratory Technician.

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field to work as a Civil Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Prepares sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams and other structures.
  • Performs and directs fieldwork and laboratory testing.
  • Interprets work assignment instructions, applies appropriate procedures and selects equipment.
  • Collects and analyses data and carries out computations.
  • Estimates material costs and ensures finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.
  • Inspects civil engineering works, and organises and supervises maintenance and repair work.
  • Conducts field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collects data for traffic surveys.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field to work as a Civil Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians who interact well with others, are reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    51% 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.

  9. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  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

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    52% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

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, 17-3022.00 - Civil Engineering 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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  14. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Letters and memos

    66% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Physically close to people

    65% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    60% 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

    57% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% 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

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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. 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, 17-3022.00 - Civil Engineering Technicians.

All Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

  • $1,574 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Civil Engineering Technicians

  • 3,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Civil Engineering Technicians conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists.

Specialisations: Civil Engineering Assistant, Civil Laboratory Technician, Geotechnical Laboratory Technician.

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field to work as a Civil Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Prepares sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams and other structures.
  • Performs and directs fieldwork and laboratory testing.
  • Interprets work assignment instructions, applies appropriate procedures and selects equipment.
  • Collects and analyses data and carries out computations.
  • Estimates material costs and ensures finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.
  • Inspects civil engineering works, and organises and supervises maintenance and repair work.
  • Conducts field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collects data for traffic surveys.

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field to work as a Civil Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians who interact well with others, are reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    51% 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.

  9. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  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

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    52% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

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, 17-3022.00 - Civil Engineering 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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  14. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Letters and memos

    66% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Physically close to people

    65% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    60% 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

    57% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% 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

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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. 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, 17-3022.00 - Civil Engineering Technicians.
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