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Electrical Engineering Draftspersons

ANZSCO ID 312311

Overview

All Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,784 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons

  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 17% female Gender Share

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons prepare detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Specialisations: Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer, Relays Draftsperson, Substation Design Draftsperson.

You usually need a diploma or advanced diploma in electrical engineering or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Prepares drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry.
  • Assists electrical engineers and engineering technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a diploma or advanced diploma in electrical engineering or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, 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. Technical design

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    70% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Mechanical

    65% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Physics

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Building and construction

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  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

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  7. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.02 - Electrical Engineering Technologists.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Contact with people

    76% Important

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

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Consequence of error

    71% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% 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. Support

    76% Important

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

  2. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.02 - Electrical Engineering Technologists.

All Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,784 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons

  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 17% female Gender Share

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons prepare detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Specialisations: Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer, Relays Draftsperson, Substation Design Draftsperson.

You usually need a diploma or advanced diploma in electrical engineering or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Prepares drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry.
  • Assists electrical engineers and engineering technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems.

You usually need a diploma or advanced diploma in electrical engineering or another related field to work as an Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. Some workers have university qualifications.

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 Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electrical Engineering Draftspersons, 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. Technical design

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    70% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Mechanical

    65% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Physics

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Building and construction

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  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

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  7. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Explaining things to people

    60% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.02 - Electrical Engineering Technologists.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Contact with people

    76% Important

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

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Consequence of error

    71% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% 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. Support

    76% Important

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

  2. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3029.02 - Electrical Engineering Technologists.
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