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Financial Investment Managers

ANZSCO ID 222312

Overview

All Financial Investment Advisers and Managers

  • $2,307 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Financial Investment Managers

  • 7,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Financial Investment Managers invest and manage sums of money and assets on behalf of others over an agreed period of time, in order to generate income and profit.

Specialisations: Superannuation Funds Manager, Unit Trust Manager.

You usually need a university qualification in finance, accounting, commerce or economics to work as a Financial Investment Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Interviews prospective clients to determine financial status and objectives, discusses financial options and develops financial plans and investment strategies.
  • Monitors investment performance, and reviews and revises investment plans based on modified needs and changes in markets.
  • Recommends and arranges insurance cover for clients.
  • Arranges to buy and sell stocks and bonds for clients.
  • Advises on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings.
  • Sets financial objectives, and develops and implements strategies for achieving the financial objectives.
  • Manages funds raised from personal superannuation savings policies and unit trusts.
  • May refer clients to other organisations to obtain services outlined in financial plans.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a university qualification in finance, accounting, commerce or economics to work as a Financial Investment Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Registration with the Australian Security and Investments Commission 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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Financial Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 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. Economics and accounting

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    78% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  13. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Geography

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  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. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    65% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  19. Influencing people

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.03 - Investment Fund Managers.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Competition

    91% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  13. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    68% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Contact with the public

    65% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Conflict situations

    58% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. 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.

  3. Independence

    76% 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. 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. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 11-9199.03 - Investment Fund Managers.

All Financial Investment Advisers and Managers

  • $2,307 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Financial Investment Managers

  • 7,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Financial Investment Managers invest and manage sums of money and assets on behalf of others over an agreed period of time, in order to generate income and profit.

Specialisations: Superannuation Funds Manager, Unit Trust Manager.

You usually need a university qualification in finance, accounting, commerce or economics to work as a Financial Investment Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Interviews prospective clients to determine financial status and objectives, discusses financial options and develops financial plans and investment strategies.
  • Monitors investment performance, and reviews and revises investment plans based on modified needs and changes in markets.
  • Recommends and arranges insurance cover for clients.
  • Arranges to buy and sell stocks and bonds for clients.
  • Advises on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings.
  • Sets financial objectives, and develops and implements strategies for achieving the financial objectives.
  • Manages funds raised from personal superannuation savings policies and unit trusts.
  • May refer clients to other organisations to obtain services outlined in financial plans.

You usually need a university qualification in finance, accounting, commerce or economics to work as a Financial Investment Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Registration with the Australian Security and Investments Commission 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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Financial Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 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. Economics and accounting

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    78% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  13. History and archeology

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Geography

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  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. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    65% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  19. Influencing people

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.03 - Investment Fund Managers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Competition

    91% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  13. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    69% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    68% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Contact with the public

    65% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Conflict situations

    58% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. 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.

  3. Independence

    76% 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. 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. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 11-9199.03 - Investment Fund Managers.
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