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Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

ANZSCO ID 253913

Overview

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 56% female Gender Share

Obstetrician and Gynaecologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs.

Specialisations: Gynaecological Oncologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Urogynaecologist.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to specialise as an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist.

Tasks
  • Diagnoses and treats female patients for diseases of the reproductive system, using surgery if necessary.
  • Examines patients periodically and provides advice or prescribes medication during pre-natal period.
  • Delivers infants and cares for mother for prescribed period of time following childbirth.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to specialise as an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Medical Practitioners who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    82% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    57% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    42% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  19. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Science

    64% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Working with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Managing payments and orders

    63% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    55% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

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, 29-1064.00 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    100% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Disease or infection

    95% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    93% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    86% Important

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

  17. Competition

    84% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  19. Electronic mail

    79% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    90% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    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.

  6. Support

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% 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, 29-1064.00 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

All Other Medical Practitioners

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 56% female Gender Share

Obstetrician and Gynaecologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs.

Specialisations: Gynaecological Oncologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Urogynaecologist.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to specialise as an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist.

Tasks
  • Diagnoses and treats female patients for diseases of the reproductive system, using surgery if necessary.
  • Examines patients periodically and provides advice or prescribes medication during pre-natal period.
  • Delivers infants and cares for mother for prescribed period of time following childbirth.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to specialise as an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Other Medical Practitioners who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    82% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    57% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    42% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  19. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Science

    64% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Working with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Managing payments and orders

    63% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    55% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

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, 29-1064.00 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    100% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Disease or infection

    95% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    93% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    86% Important

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

  17. Competition

    84% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  19. Electronic mail

    79% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    90% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    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.

  6. Support

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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