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Delivery Drivers

ANZSCO ID 7321

Overview

All Delivery Drivers

  • $1,010 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 66,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Delivery Drivers drive vans and cars to deliver goods.

Also known as: Van Driver.

Specialisations: Fast Food Delivery Driver, Grocery Deliverer, Meals on Wheels Driver, Taxi Truck Driver.

You can work as a Delivery Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • determining the destinations of goods and most appropriate delivery routes
  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • assisting with loading to ensure goods are arranged for ease of delivery and safely secured to avoid damage
  • verifying loading documents
  • arranging and performing unloading operations and obtaining certification of deliveries
  • reporting vehicle maintenance needs
  • may receive payments for deliveries and arrange accounts

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Delivery Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Delivery Drivers who are reliable, provide good customer service and can interact well with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    28% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Geography

    24% 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.

  12. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Repairing

    29% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Coordination with others

    27% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Spatial orientation

    45% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  7. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  14. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% 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

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Working with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    35% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 53-3033.00 - Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  3. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    76% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    70% Important

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

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    70% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    66% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Independence

    43% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    38% 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. Relationships

    33% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  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, 53-3033.00 - Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

All Delivery Drivers

  • $1,010 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 66,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Delivery Drivers drive vans and cars to deliver goods.

Also known as: Van Driver.

Specialisations: Fast Food Delivery Driver, Grocery Deliverer, Meals on Wheels Driver, Taxi Truck Driver.

You can work as a Delivery Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • determining the destinations of goods and most appropriate delivery routes
  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • assisting with loading to ensure goods are arranged for ease of delivery and safely secured to avoid damage
  • verifying loading documents
  • arranging and performing unloading operations and obtaining certification of deliveries
  • reporting vehicle maintenance needs
  • may receive payments for deliveries and arrange accounts

You can work as a Delivery Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Delivery Drivers who are reliable, provide good customer service and can interact well with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    28% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Geography

    24% 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.

  12. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Repairing

    29% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Coordination with others

    27% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Spatial orientation

    45% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  7. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  14. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% 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

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Working with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    35% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 53-3033.00 - Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  3. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    76% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    70% Important

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

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    70% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    67% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    66% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Independence

    43% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    38% 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. Relationships

    33% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  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, 53-3033.00 - Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.
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