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Forestry Workers

ANZSCO ID 841311

Overview

All Forestry and Logging Workers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Forestry Workers

  • 1,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Forestry Workers assist with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests.

Specialisations: Fire Lookout, Forestry Tree Pruner, Tree Planter.

You can work as a Forestry Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (growing and management), horticulture or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Maintains forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment.
  • Kills weeds, fells and de-barks non-productive trees and thins young plantations.
  • Collect seeds, and cultivates and plants seedlings for reforestation purposes.
  • Applies fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees and general forest areas.
  • Maintains look-out for fires in forests.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Forestry Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (growing and management), horticulture or another related field may be useful.

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 Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Forestry and Logging Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    72% 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.

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  10. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    42% 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, 45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers.

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

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    90% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    85% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Health and safety of others

    82% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    82% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  17. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% 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. Relationships

    62% 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Support

    57% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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.

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. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% 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, 45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers.

All Forestry and Logging Workers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Forestry Workers

  • 1,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Forestry Workers assist with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests.

Specialisations: Fire Lookout, Forestry Tree Pruner, Tree Planter.

You can work as a Forestry Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (growing and management), horticulture or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Maintains forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment.
  • Kills weeds, fells and de-barks non-productive trees and thins young plantations.
  • Collect seeds, and cultivates and plants seedlings for reforestation purposes.
  • Applies fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees and general forest areas.
  • Maintains look-out for fires in forests.

You can work as a Forestry Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (growing and management), horticulture or another related field may be useful.

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 Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Forestry and Logging Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    72% 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.

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  10. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    42% 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, 45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers.

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

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    90% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    85% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Health and safety of others

    82% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    82% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  17. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% 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. Relationships

    62% 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Support

    57% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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.

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. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers.
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