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Overview

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Composers

  • 310 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Composers write new and rearrange existing musical compositions such as songs, operas, symphonies, musical scores, and advertising jingles.

Specialisations: Music Arranger, Songwriter.

You usually need a formal qualification in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Composer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Creates melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form.
  • Translates ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance.
  • Undertakes research and liaises with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and productions across radio, television and film.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Composer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    85% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. Computers and electronics

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and media

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    35% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Law and government

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

  20. History and archeology

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    71% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Auditory attention

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    32% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    42% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    42% Skill level

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

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, 27-2041.04 - Music Composers and Arrangers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Spend time sitting

    94% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Competition

    90% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    83% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    79% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Face-to-face discussions

    73% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  16. Teamwork

    69% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Contact with people

    60% Important

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

  18. Letters and memos

    60% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    57% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Contact with the public

    52% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  6. Support

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Practical

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% 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, 27-2041.04 - Music Composers and Arrangers.

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Composers

  • 310 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Composers write new and rearrange existing musical compositions such as songs, operas, symphonies, musical scores, and advertising jingles.

Specialisations: Music Arranger, Songwriter.

You usually need a formal qualification in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Composer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Creates melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures to express ideas and emotions in musical form.
  • Translates ideas and concepts into standard musical signs and symbols for reproduction and performance.
  • Undertakes research and liaises with clients when composing musical backing for television commercials, popular recordings, and productions across radio, television and film.

You usually need a formal qualification in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Composer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    85% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. Computers and electronics

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and media

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    35% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Law and government

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

  20. History and archeology

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    71% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Auditory attention

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    32% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    42% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    42% Skill level

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

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, 27-2041.04 - Music Composers and Arrangers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Spend time sitting

    94% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Competition

    90% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    83% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    79% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Face-to-face discussions

    73% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  16. Teamwork

    69% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Contact with people

    60% Important

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

  18. Letters and memos

    60% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    57% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Contact with the public

    52% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  6. Support

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Practical

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% 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, 27-2041.04 - Music Composers and Arrangers.
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