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Emergency Medicine Specialists

ANZSCO ID 253912

Overview

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Emergency Medicine Specialists

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Emergency Medicine Specialists provide diagnostic medical services, and manage patients with acute and urgent illness and injury.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and complete further training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine before you can specialise as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.

Tasks
  • Examines patients for injuries, diseases and disorders and carries out a range of specialist tests and procedures.
  • May administer drugs as required.
  • Arranges patients admissions.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and complete further training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine before you can specialise as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Medical Practitioners who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    70% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  5. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  9. Transportation

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Geography

    39% 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.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% 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. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Response orientation

    50% 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).

  19. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  20. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    86% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 29-2041.00 - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

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. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  2. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Health and safety of others

    94% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    92% Important

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

  9. Consequence of error

    92% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    91% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

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

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    85% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    57% 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

    57% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2041.00 - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Emergency Medicine Specialists

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Emergency Medicine Specialists provide diagnostic medical services, and manage patients with acute and urgent illness and injury.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and complete further training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine before you can specialise as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.

Tasks
  • Examines patients for injuries, diseases and disorders and carries out a range of specialist tests and procedures.
  • May administer drugs as required.
  • Arranges patients admissions.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and complete further training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine before you can specialise as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

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

Employers look for Other Medical Practitioners who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    70% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  5. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  9. Transportation

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Geography

    39% 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.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% 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. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Response orientation

    50% 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).

  19. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  20. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    86% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 29-2041.00 - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

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. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  2. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Health and safety of others

    94% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    92% Important

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

  9. Consequence of error

    92% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    91% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

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

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    85% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    57% 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

    57% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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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, 29-2041.00 - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
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