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Hunter-Trappers

ANZSCO ID 841911

Overview

All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

  • $1,086 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Hunter-Trappers

  • 290 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Travels to allocated shooting areas on foot or by helicopter and stalks, shoots or traps animals.
  • Lays poison and sets traps.
  • Checks traps to remove carcasses.
  • Removes parts of animal as evidence of kill.
  • Collects sample of animal carcasses for scientific analysis if required.
  • Monitors and records animal population numbers and spread.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing 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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    40% 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.

  8. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  13. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  9. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  14. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    25% 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. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Spatial orientation

    41% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  20. Stamina

    41% 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. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    48% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Managing payments and orders

    45% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  14. Working with mechanical equipment

    45% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  15. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Working with the public

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

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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, 45-3021.00 - Hunters and Trappers.

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

    99% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

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

    84% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    83% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Very hot or cold temperatures

    79% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  7. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    76% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  9. Disease or infection

    74% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    69% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    67% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    65% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    65% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    65% Important

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

  18. Electronic mail

    62% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. In an open vehicle or equipment

    62% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  20. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    62% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

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

    38% 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. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Support

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    24% 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.

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. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 45-3021.00 - Hunters and Trappers.

All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

  • $1,086 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Hunter-Trappers

  • 290 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Travels to allocated shooting areas on foot or by helicopter and stalks, shoots or traps animals.
  • Lays poison and sets traps.
  • Checks traps to remove carcasses.
  • Removes parts of animal as evidence of kill.
  • Collects sample of animal carcasses for scientific analysis if required.
  • Monitors and records animal population numbers and spread.

You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing 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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    40% 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.

  8. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  13. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  9. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  14. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    25% 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. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Spatial orientation

    41% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  20. Stamina

    41% 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. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    48% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Managing payments and orders

    45% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  14. Working with mechanical equipment

    45% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  15. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Working with the public

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

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, 45-3021.00 - Hunters and Trappers.

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

    99% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

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

    84% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    83% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Very hot or cold temperatures

    79% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  7. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    76% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  9. Disease or infection

    74% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    69% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    67% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    65% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    65% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    65% Important

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

  18. Electronic mail

    62% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. In an open vehicle or equipment

    62% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  20. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    62% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

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

    38% 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. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Support

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    24% 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.

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. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 45-3021.00 - Hunters and Trappers.
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