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Exercise Physiologists

ANZSCO ID 234915

Overview

All Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

  • $2,094 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Exercise Physiologists

  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 66% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 28 years Average age
  • 52% female Gender Share

Exercise Physiologists assess, plan and implement exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, and health and wellness.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in exercise and sports, exercise and rehabilitation, health science, or a related field to work as an Exercise Physiologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists and improves the function of muscles through physical activity and exercise programs.
  • Administers a variety of tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients.
  • Plans and discusses effective management of patients' disabilities, weight, injury or fitness.
  • Designs, reviews, monitors, assesses and evaluates fitness/treatment programmes.
  • Records detailed patient medical histories, exercise undertaken and the patients' responses and progress under exercise programs.
  • Refers patients to specialists and liaises with other health professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress.
  • Educates patients, their partners, family and friends in rehabilitation procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in exercise and sports, exercise and rehabilitation, health science, or a related field to work as an Exercise Physiologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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 Natural and Physical Science 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. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    66% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    36% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Helping and caring for others

    69% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    67% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    47% 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, 29-1128.00 - Exercise Physiologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  4. Physically close to people

    94% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    67% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Competition

    64% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Time pressure

    64% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Consequence of error

    64% 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. Relationships

    90% 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

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    81% 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

    71% 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

    67% 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

    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. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    38% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1128.00 - Exercise Physiologists.

All Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

  • $2,094 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Exercise Physiologists

  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 66% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 28 years Average age
  • 52% female Gender Share

Exercise Physiologists assess, plan and implement exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, and health and wellness.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in exercise and sports, exercise and rehabilitation, health science, or a related field to work as an Exercise Physiologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists and improves the function of muscles through physical activity and exercise programs.
  • Administers a variety of tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients.
  • Plans and discusses effective management of patients' disabilities, weight, injury or fitness.
  • Designs, reviews, monitors, assesses and evaluates fitness/treatment programmes.
  • Records detailed patient medical histories, exercise undertaken and the patients' responses and progress under exercise programs.
  • Refers patients to specialists and liaises with other health professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress.
  • Educates patients, their partners, family and friends in rehabilitation procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in exercise and sports, exercise and rehabilitation, health science, or a related field to work as an Exercise Physiologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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 Natural and Physical Science 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. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    66% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    36% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Helping and caring for others

    69% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    67% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    47% 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, 29-1128.00 - Exercise Physiologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  4. Physically close to people

    94% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    67% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Competition

    64% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Time pressure

    64% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Consequence of error

    64% 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. Relationships

    90% 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

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    81% 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

    71% 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

    67% 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

    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. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    38% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1128.00 - Exercise Physiologists.
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