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Dairy Cattle Farm Workers

ANZSCO ID 841512

Overview

All Livestock Farm Workers

  • $1,040 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Dairy Cattle Farm Workers

  • 3,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 56% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 37% female Gender Share

Dairy Cattle Farm Workers perform routine tasks on dairy farms, such as herding and milking cattle.

You can work as a Dairy Cattle Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in dairy production or a related agriculture course might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Patrols, inspects and reports on the condition of livestock.
  • Provide livestock with feed and water.
  • Assist with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock.
  • Musters and drives livestock to milking and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available.
  • Washes and cleans udders, attaches milking machines and milks cows.
  • Cleans milking shed.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Dairy Cattle Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in dairy production or a related agriculture course might be helpful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Livestock Farm Workers who are trustworthy, responsible and have an enthusiastic attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Food production

    38% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  7. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  18. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    17% 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. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  11. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  18. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  6. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Working with mechanical equipment

    52% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

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, 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    86% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  8. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Walking and running

    78% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Outdoors, under cover

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    76% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    74% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  15. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  16. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. In an open vehicle or equipment

    70% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    43% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.

All Livestock Farm Workers

  • $1,040 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Dairy Cattle Farm Workers

  • 3,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 56% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 37% female Gender Share

Dairy Cattle Farm Workers perform routine tasks on dairy farms, such as herding and milking cattle.

You can work as a Dairy Cattle Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in dairy production or a related agriculture course might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Patrols, inspects and reports on the condition of livestock.
  • Provide livestock with feed and water.
  • Assist with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock.
  • Musters and drives livestock to milking and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available.
  • Washes and cleans udders, attaches milking machines and milks cows.
  • Cleans milking shed.

You can work as a Dairy Cattle Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in dairy production or a related agriculture course might be helpful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Livestock Farm Workers who are trustworthy, responsible and have an enthusiastic attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    38% Skill level

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

  6. Food production

    38% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  7. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  18. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    17% 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. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  11. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  18. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  6. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Working with mechanical equipment

    52% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

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, 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    86% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  8. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Walking and running

    78% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Outdoors, under cover

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    76% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    74% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  15. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  16. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. In an open vehicle or equipment

    70% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    43% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.
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