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Gallery and Museum Curators

ANZSCO ID 224212

Overview

All Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

  • $1,812 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Gallery and Museum Curators

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Gallery or Museum Curators plan and organise gallery or museum collections by drafting collection policies and arranging acquisitions of pieces.

You need a bachelor degree in arts or science majoring in a relevant field to work as a Gallery or Museum Curator. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Plans and organises the acquisition and display of material.
  • Arranges the layout and lighting of historical, scientific or art displays.
  • Researches items in displays and produces publications, delivers public lecturers and initiates exhibitions.
  • Identifies and classifies specimens and objects, and arranges restoration work.
  • Examines items and arranges examinations to determine condition and authenticity.
  • Manages organisations' central records systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in arts or science majoring in a relevant field to work as a Gallery or Museum Curator. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Archivists, Curators and Records Managers who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly with a wide variety of people and who can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  3. History and archeology

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Fine arts

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    60% 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. Sociology and anthropology

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Management of financial resources

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Management of material resources

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Far vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  19. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating with the public

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    63% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    59% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-4012.00 - Curators.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  18. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  19. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Health and safety of others

    59% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    76% 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. Recognition

    71% 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.

  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. Support

    48% 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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    57% Important

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

  5. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    33% Important

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

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, 25-4012.00 - Curators.

All Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

  • $1,812 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Gallery and Museum Curators

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Gallery or Museum Curators plan and organise gallery or museum collections by drafting collection policies and arranging acquisitions of pieces.

You need a bachelor degree in arts or science majoring in a relevant field to work as a Gallery or Museum Curator. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Plans and organises the acquisition and display of material.
  • Arranges the layout and lighting of historical, scientific or art displays.
  • Researches items in displays and produces publications, delivers public lecturers and initiates exhibitions.
  • Identifies and classifies specimens and objects, and arranges restoration work.
  • Examines items and arranges examinations to determine condition and authenticity.
  • Manages organisations' central records systems.

You need a bachelor degree in arts or science majoring in a relevant field to work as a Gallery or Museum Curator. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Archivists, Curators and Records Managers who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly with a wide variety of people and who can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  3. History and archeology

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Fine arts

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    60% 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. Sociology and anthropology

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Management of financial resources

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Management of material resources

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Far vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  19. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating with the public

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    76% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    63% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    59% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-4012.00 - Curators.

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

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  18. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  19. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Health and safety of others

    59% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    76% 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. Recognition

    71% 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.

  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. Support

    48% 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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    57% Important

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

  5. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    33% Important

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

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