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Horse Trainers

ANZSCO ID 361112

Overview

All Animal Attendants and Trainers

  • $986 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Horse Trainers

  • 2,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Horse Trainers prepare horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions.

Specialisations: Horse Breaker.

You can work as a Horse Trainer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse racing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Teaches horses to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addresses behavioural problems.
  • Trains horses to accept riders and pull vehicles.
  • Trains horses to perform in competitions.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Horse Trainer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse racing might be helpful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Animal Care and Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Animal Attendants and Trainers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Therapy and counselling

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    28% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  5. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Whole body coordination

    41% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  20. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Giving expert advice

    57% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    52% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

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, 39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    96% 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. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Electronic mail

    76% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    70% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  17. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    70% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    50% 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. Recognition

    43% 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.

  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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  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, 39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers.

All Animal Attendants and Trainers

  • $986 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Horse Trainers

  • 2,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Horse Trainers prepare horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions.

Specialisations: Horse Breaker.

You can work as a Horse Trainer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse racing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Teaches horses to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addresses behavioural problems.
  • Trains horses to accept riders and pull vehicles.
  • Trains horses to perform in competitions.

You can work as a Horse Trainer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse racing might be helpful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Animal Care and Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Animal Attendants and Trainers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Therapy and counselling

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    28% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  5. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Whole body coordination

    41% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  20. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Working with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Giving expert advice

    57% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    52% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

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, 39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers.

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

    96% 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. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Electronic mail

    76% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    70% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  17. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    70% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    68% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    50% 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. Recognition

    43% 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.

  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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  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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