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Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 233999

Overview

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere)

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Acoustic Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, and Product Design Engineer.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Visits locations where projects are currently underway to monitor task completion and ensures that goals are being met.
  • Supervises the scope of large scale projects and assesses each worker’s contribution to the project.
  • Collaborates with the project management team to offer assistance with technical details for the design or development/building process.
  • Calculates the supply details for any materials and the labour requirements as well as determining the cost of everything to see if it falls within the budget of the project.
  • Researches potential risks and impacts from the scope of the project and develops a plan to address concerns.
  • Writes detailed summaries of project timelines, impact reports, requests for proposals and other written statements for stakeholders or the public.
  • Maintains optimal standards during project management, following all relevant federal, state, local and industry guidelines.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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 Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Production and processing

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Physics

    67% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  7. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Technology design

    55% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  9. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  18. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    82% 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

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Working with computers

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Giving expert advice

    62% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    52% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

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, 17-2199.05 - Mechatronics Engineers.

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

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    65% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Competition

    63% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Consequence of error

    63% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Independence

    76% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 17-2199.05 - Mechatronics Engineers.

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere)

  • 2,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Acoustic Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, and Product Design Engineer.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Visits locations where projects are currently underway to monitor task completion and ensures that goals are being met.
  • Supervises the scope of large scale projects and assesses each worker’s contribution to the project.
  • Collaborates with the project management team to offer assistance with technical details for the design or development/building process.
  • Calculates the supply details for any materials and the labour requirements as well as determining the cost of everything to see if it falls within the budget of the project.
  • Researches potential risks and impacts from the scope of the project and develops a plan to address concerns.
  • Writes detailed summaries of project timelines, impact reports, requests for proposals and other written statements for stakeholders or the public.
  • Maintains optimal standards during project management, following all relevant federal, state, local and industry guidelines.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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 Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Production and processing

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Physics

    67% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  7. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Technology design

    55% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  9. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  18. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    82% 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

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Working with computers

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Giving expert advice

    62% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    52% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

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, 17-2199.05 - Mechatronics Engineers.

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

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    65% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Competition

    63% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Consequence of error

    63% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Independence

    76% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 17-2199.05 - Mechatronics Engineers.
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