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Overview

All Social Professionals

  • $1,942 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Historians

  • 500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 63% female Gender Share

Historians research the history of human activity and prepare accounts of findings.

Specialisations: Art Historian, Cultural Historian, Economic Historian, Geographical Historian.

You usually need a bachelor degree in history to work as a Historian. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Assembles historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials.
  • Organises, authenticates, evaluates and interprets historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data.
  • Undertakes historical and cultural research into human activity, and prepares and presents research findings.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in history to work as a Historian. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. History and archeology

    78% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    63% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    51% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  11. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Technical design

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    70% 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. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    37% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems analysis

    32% 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. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Memorization

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    29% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Auditory attention

    27% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    53% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% Skill level

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

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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, 19-3093.00 - Historians.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  4. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Physically close to people

    65% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  17. Making repetitive motions

    61% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Conflict situations

    58% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Letters and memos

    57% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Public speaking

    57% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% 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

    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. Relationships

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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

    43% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 19-3093.00 - Historians.

All Social Professionals

  • $1,942 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Historians

  • 500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 63% female Gender Share

Historians research the history of human activity and prepare accounts of findings.

Specialisations: Art Historian, Cultural Historian, Economic Historian, Geographical Historian.

You usually need a bachelor degree in history to work as a Historian. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Assembles historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials.
  • Organises, authenticates, evaluates and interprets historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data.
  • Undertakes historical and cultural research into human activity, and prepares and presents research findings.

You usually need a bachelor degree in history to work as a Historian. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. History and archeology

    78% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    63% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    51% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  11. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Technical design

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    70% 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. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    37% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems analysis

    32% 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. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Memorization

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    29% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Auditory attention

    27% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    53% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% 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, 19-3093.00 - Historians.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  4. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Contact with the public

    77% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Physically close to people

    65% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  17. Making repetitive motions

    61% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Conflict situations

    58% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Letters and memos

    57% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Public speaking

    57% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% 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

    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. Relationships

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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

    43% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  3. Creative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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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, 19-3093.00 - Historians.
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