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Overview

All Sportspersons

  • $1,548 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Golfers

  • 1,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Golfers play golf professionally in tournaments, or as a resident professional, and organise golf-related activities.

You need advanced golfing skill to work as a Golfer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. The Professional Golfers Association has a trainee program, that results in a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Maintains a high degree of expertise in golf.
  • Attends regular practice sessions and undertakes private training to maintain the required standard of fitness.
  • Decides on strategies in consultation with coaches.
  • Assesses other competitors and conditions at venues.
  • Competes in golfing events.
  • Adheres to the rules and regulations associated with golf.
  • Undertakes sports promotional activities and television appearances.

Prospects

Pathways

You need advanced golfing skill to work as a Golfer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. The Professional Golfers Association has a trainee program, that results in a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Personnel and human resources

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    34% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  18. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Operation monitoring

    27% 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. Stamina

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Dynamic strength

    57% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  3. Explosive strength

    57% Skill level

    Quickly jump, sprint, or throw an object.

  4. Whole body coordination

    57% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  9. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Balance

    45% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

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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, 27-2021.00 - Athletes and Sports Competitors.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  3. Competition

    89% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  4. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  12. Making repetitive motions

    78% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    75% Important

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

  16. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  17. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    69% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    68% Important

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

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. Relationships

    81% 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.

  4. Support

    71% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 27-2021.00 - Athletes and Sports Competitors.

All Sportspersons

  • $1,548 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Golfers

  • 1,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Golfers play golf professionally in tournaments, or as a resident professional, and organise golf-related activities.

You need advanced golfing skill to work as a Golfer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. The Professional Golfers Association has a trainee program, that results in a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Maintains a high degree of expertise in golf.
  • Attends regular practice sessions and undertakes private training to maintain the required standard of fitness.
  • Decides on strategies in consultation with coaches.
  • Assesses other competitors and conditions at venues.
  • Competes in golfing events.
  • Adheres to the rules and regulations associated with golf.
  • Undertakes sports promotional activities and television appearances.

You need advanced golfing skill to work as a Golfer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. The Professional Golfers Association has a trainee program, that results in a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Employers look for Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Personnel and human resources

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    34% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  18. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Operation monitoring

    27% 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. Stamina

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Dynamic strength

    57% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  3. Explosive strength

    57% Skill level

    Quickly jump, sprint, or throw an object.

  4. Whole body coordination

    57% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  9. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Balance

    45% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

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, 27-2021.00 - Athletes and Sports Competitors.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  3. Competition

    89% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  4. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  12. Making repetitive motions

    78% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    75% Important

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

  16. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  17. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    69% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    68% Important

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

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. Relationships

    81% 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.

  4. Support

    71% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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