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Construction Estimators

ANZSCO ID 312114

Overview

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Construction Estimators

  • 4,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Construction Estimators prepare and deliver estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.

You usually need a formal qualification in building and construction estimating, construction management or a related construction field to work as a Construction Estimator. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists construction managers, architects and surveyors in planning and organisation.
  • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Calculates costs and estimates time scales.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in building and construction estimating, construction management or a related construction field to work as a Construction Estimator. 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 Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Building and construction

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Management of financial resources

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of material resources

    46% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  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. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Giving expert advice

    68% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

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, 13-1051.00 - Cost Estimators.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Letters and memos

    82% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Competition

    80% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  14. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    77% 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. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  18. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    58% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    67% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    52% 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. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 13-1051.00 - Cost Estimators.

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Construction Estimators

  • 4,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Construction Estimators prepare and deliver estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.

You usually need a formal qualification in building and construction estimating, construction management or a related construction field to work as a Construction Estimator. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists construction managers, architects and surveyors in planning and organisation.
  • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Calculates costs and estimates time scales.

You usually need a formal qualification in building and construction estimating, construction management or a related construction field to work as a Construction Estimator. 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 Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Building and construction

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Management of financial resources

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Management of material resources

    46% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  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. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Giving expert advice

    68% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

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, 13-1051.00 - Cost Estimators.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Letters and memos

    82% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Competition

    80% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  14. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    77% 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. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  18. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    58% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    67% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    52% 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. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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