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Eye Specialists

ANZSCO ID 253914

Overview

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Eye Specialists

  • 850 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 28% female Gender Share

Eye Specialists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to specialise as an Ophthalmologist.

Tasks
  • Read patient's history.
  • Examine patients and determine whether surgery is necessary.
  • Consults with anaesthetists about the operation and the patient's treatment.
  • Gives instructions about preparing patients for operating theatres.
  • Performs and manages operations.
  • Provides instructions for post-operative care.
  • Monitors patients after surgery.
  • Keeps medical records and sends final reports to general practitioners.
  • May teach trainees.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to specialise as an Ophthalmologist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

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

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    92% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Philosophy and theology

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Instructing

    68% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  4. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    46% 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. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Problem spotting

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    64% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Finger dexterity

    61% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    86% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    83% Skill level

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

  6. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    82% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    81% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1069.06 - Ophthalmologists.

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. Contact with people

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Impact of decisions

    99% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with the public

    98% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Letters and memos

    97% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  13. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  14. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  15. Physically close to people

    94% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    92% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% 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. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    76% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    76% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1069.06 - Ophthalmologists.

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Eye Specialists

  • 850 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 28% female Gender Share

Eye Specialists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to specialise as an Ophthalmologist.

Tasks
  • Read patient's history.
  • Examine patients and determine whether surgery is necessary.
  • Consults with anaesthetists about the operation and the patient's treatment.
  • Gives instructions about preparing patients for operating theatres.
  • Performs and manages operations.
  • Provides instructions for post-operative care.
  • Monitors patients after surgery.
  • Keeps medical records and sends final reports to general practitioners.
  • May teach trainees.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to specialise as an Ophthalmologist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

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

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

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    92% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Philosophy and theology

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Instructing

    68% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  4. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    46% 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. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Problem spotting

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    64% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Finger dexterity

    61% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    86% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    83% Skill level

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

  6. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    82% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    81% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1069.06 - Ophthalmologists.

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. Contact with people

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Impact of decisions

    99% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with the public

    98% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Letters and memos

    97% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  13. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  14. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  15. Physically close to people

    94% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    92% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% 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. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    76% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    76% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1069.06 - Ophthalmologists.
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