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Family and Marriage Counsellors

ANZSCO ID 272113

Overview

All Counsellors

  • $1,584 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Family and Marriage Counsellors

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 40% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 83% female Gender Share

Family and Marriage Counsellors assist individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. They may work in call centres.

Specialisations: Family Court Counsellor.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Family and Marriage Counsellor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships.
  • Presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change.
  • Consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Family and Marriage Counsellor. 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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Counsellors who can communicate clearly and are caring and compassionate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    96% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    83% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  10. Medicine and dentistry

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    22% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    84% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    59% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speed of recognition

    52% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  13. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  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. Helping and caring for others

    87% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    85% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    74% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Giving expert advice

    69% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

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, 21-1013.00 - Marriage and Family Therapists.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Conflict situations

    85% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  10. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    76% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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. 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    38% 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

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  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, 21-1013.00 - Marriage and Family Therapists.

All Counsellors

  • $1,584 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Family and Marriage Counsellors

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 40% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 83% female Gender Share

Family and Marriage Counsellors assist individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. They may work in call centres.

Specialisations: Family Court Counsellor.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Family and Marriage Counsellor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships.
  • Presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change.
  • Consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Family and Marriage Counsellor. 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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Counsellors who can communicate clearly and are caring and compassionate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    96% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    83% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  10. Medicine and dentistry

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    22% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    84% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    59% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speed of recognition

    52% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  13. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  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. Helping and caring for others

    87% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    85% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    74% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Giving expert advice

    69% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

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, 21-1013.00 - Marriage and Family Therapists.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Conflict situations

    85% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  10. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    76% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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. 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    38% 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

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  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, 21-1013.00 - Marriage and Family Therapists.
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