ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Fisheries Officers

ANZSCO ID 311311

Overview

All Primary Products Inspectors

  • $1,644 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Fisheries Officers

  • 410 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 23% female Gender Share

Fisheries Officers inspect fishing vessels, gear, licences and catches to ensure that fisheries laws and regulations are obeyed.

Entry requirements for Fisheries Officers varies between states and territories. Some states require you to complete training with the relevant government department, others require a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, and in some states this work is undertaken by the police force.

Tasks
  • Patrols and investigates waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life.
  • Educates, advises and provides information on a wide range of topics relating to fish and their protection.
  • May initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations.

Prospects

Pathways

Entry requirements for Fisheries Officers varies between states and territories. Some states require you to complete training with the relevant government department, others require a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, and in some states this work is undertaken by the police force.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Food Processing, Australian Meat Processing, Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management, Animal Care and Management, Seafood Industry and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Primary Products Inspectors who have strong interpersonal skills, are flexible and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    62% 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.

  7. Psychology

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Spatial orientation

    46% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    69% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3031.00 - Fish and Game Wardens.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    100% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    97% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    91% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    76% 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% 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, 33-3031.00 - Fish and Game Wardens.

All Primary Products Inspectors

  • $1,644 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Fisheries Officers

  • 410 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 23% female Gender Share

Fisheries Officers inspect fishing vessels, gear, licences and catches to ensure that fisheries laws and regulations are obeyed.

Entry requirements for Fisheries Officers varies between states and territories. Some states require you to complete training with the relevant government department, others require a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, and in some states this work is undertaken by the police force.

Tasks
  • Patrols and investigates waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life.
  • Educates, advises and provides information on a wide range of topics relating to fish and their protection.
  • May initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations.

Entry requirements for Fisheries Officers varies between states and territories. Some states require you to complete training with the relevant government department, others require a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, and in some states this work is undertaken by the police force.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Food Processing, Australian Meat Processing, Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management, Animal Care and Management, Seafood Industry and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Primary Products Inspectors who have strong interpersonal skills, are flexible and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    62% 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.

  7. Psychology

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Spatial orientation

    46% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    69% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    57% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3031.00 - Fish and Game Wardens.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    100% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    97% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    91% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    76% 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% 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, 33-3031.00 - Fish and Game Wardens.
go to top