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Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 251999

Overview

All Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

  • $1,876 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)

  • 400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 78% female Gender Share

Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Genetic Counsellor.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Works with patients on areas of concern in regards to genetics.
  • Provides information and resources to assist patients.
  • Assesses client needs in relation to treatment.
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Arranges the admission of patients to hospitals.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals 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. Biology

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    60% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    48% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  12. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    45% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% 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. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Explaining things to people

    87% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Working with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Providing office support

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    43% 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, 29-9092.00 - Genetic Counselors.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Letters and memos

    93% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    58% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    57% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    55% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% 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. Independence

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  6. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-9092.00 - Genetic Counselors.

All Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

  • $1,876 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)

  • 400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 78% female Gender Share

Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Genetic Counsellor.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Works with patients on areas of concern in regards to genetics.
  • Provides information and resources to assist patients.
  • Assesses client needs in relation to treatment.
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Arranges the admission of patients to hospitals.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals 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. Biology

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    60% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    48% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  12. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    45% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% 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. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Explaining things to people

    87% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Working with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Providing office support

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    43% 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, 29-9092.00 - Genetic Counselors.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Letters and memos

    93% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    58% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    57% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    55% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% 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. Independence

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  6. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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