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Environmental Managers

ANZSCO ID 139912

Overview

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Environmental Managers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Environmental Managers manage the development and implementation of environmental management systems within organisations by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

You usually need a bachelor degree in environmental science, environmental management, sustainability or another related field to work as an Environmental Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Develops and implements environmental strategies, policies, practices and action plans to ensure corporate sustainable development.
  • Co-ordinates all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
  • Audits, analyses and reports environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Carries out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce an organisation's environmental risks and financial costs.
  • Promotes, raises awareness and trains staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities.
  • Negotiates environmental service agreements and manages associated costs and revenues.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in environmental science, environmental management, sustainability or another related field to work as an Environmental Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Geography

    54% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  12. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  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. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    81% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating within a team

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    77% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Thinking creatively

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    67% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

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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, 11-1011.03 - Chief Sustainability Officers.

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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    68% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Public speaking

    55% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    95% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    90% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    86% 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. Relationships

    71% 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

    48% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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, 11-1011.03 - Chief Sustainability Officers.

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Environmental Managers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 35% female Gender Share

Environmental Managers manage the development and implementation of environmental management systems within organisations by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

You usually need a bachelor degree in environmental science, environmental management, sustainability or another related field to work as an Environmental Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Develops and implements environmental strategies, policies, practices and action plans to ensure corporate sustainable development.
  • Co-ordinates all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
  • Audits, analyses and reports environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Carries out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce an organisation's environmental risks and financial costs.
  • Promotes, raises awareness and trains staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities.
  • Negotiates environmental service agreements and manages associated costs and revenues.

You usually need a bachelor degree in environmental science, environmental management, sustainability or another related field to work as an Environmental Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Geography

    54% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  12. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  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. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    81% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating within a team

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    77% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Thinking creatively

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Influencing people

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    67% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 11-1011.03 - Chief Sustainability Officers.

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

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    68% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Public speaking

    55% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    95% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    90% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    86% 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. Relationships

    71% 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

    48% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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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, 11-1011.03 - Chief Sustainability Officers.
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