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Entertainers and Variety Artists

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Overview

All Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

  • $1,366 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Entertainers and Variety Artists

  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 26% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 47% female Gender Share

Entertainers or Variety Artists entertain by performing variety acts using a mix of acting, singing, dancing, and movement skills.

Specialisations: Busker, Circus Artist, Clown, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist.

You need a high level of performance skill in your speciality area to work as an Entertainer or Variety Artist. While formal qualifications aren't essential, undertaking a course in your speciality may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Creates and performs individual performance routines that can include acting, singing, dancing and speaking.
  • Rehearses, auditions and travels between entertainment venues.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a high level of performance skill in your speciality area to work as an Entertainer or Variety Artist. While formal qualifications aren't essential, undertaking a course in your speciality may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers who have strong people skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    83% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Communications and media

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Sociology and anthropology

    45% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  6. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. History and archeology

    37% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  8. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  12. 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.

  13. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Therapy and counselling

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Operations analysis

    25% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    66% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Memorization

    61% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  19. Far vision

    38% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    54% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    47% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    46% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

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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, 27-2011.00 - Actors.

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. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  3. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Public speaking

    85% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Competition

    83% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  8. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Unstructured work

    70% Important

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

  15. Telephone

    67% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Electronic mail

    63% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    62% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    59% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Letters and memos

    53% Important

    Write letters and memos.

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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  6. Support

    29% 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. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

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, 27-2011.00 - Actors.

All Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

  • $1,366 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Entertainers and Variety Artists

  • 2,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 26% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 47% female Gender Share

Entertainers or Variety Artists entertain by performing variety acts using a mix of acting, singing, dancing, and movement skills.

Specialisations: Busker, Circus Artist, Clown, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist.

You need a high level of performance skill in your speciality area to work as an Entertainer or Variety Artist. While formal qualifications aren't essential, undertaking a course in your speciality may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Creates and performs individual performance routines that can include acting, singing, dancing and speaking.
  • Rehearses, auditions and travels between entertainment venues.

You need a high level of performance skill in your speciality area to work as an Entertainer or Variety Artist. While formal qualifications aren't essential, undertaking a course in your speciality may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers who have strong people skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    83% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Communications and media

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Sociology and anthropology

    45% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  6. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. History and archeology

    37% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  8. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  12. 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.

  13. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Therapy and counselling

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Operations analysis

    25% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    66% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Memorization

    61% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  19. Far vision

    38% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    54% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    47% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    46% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    43% 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, 27-2011.00 - Actors.

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. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  3. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Public speaking

    85% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Competition

    83% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  8. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Unstructured work

    70% Important

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

  15. Telephone

    67% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Electronic mail

    63% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    62% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    59% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Letters and memos

    53% Important

    Write letters and memos.

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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  6. Support

    29% 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. Creative

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

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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, 27-2011.00 - Actors.
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