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Industrial Pharmacists

ANZSCO ID 251512

Overview

All Pharmacists

  • $1,862 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Industrial Pharmacists

  • 830 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 54% female Gender Share

Industrial Pharmacists undertake research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies.

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as an Industrial Pharmacist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Conducts research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products.
  • Confers with chemists, engineering professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards.
  • Develops standards for drugs used in pharmaceuticals.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as an Industrial Pharmacist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Pharmacists who can connect with others, provide good customer service and have good communication skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    73% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Science

    70% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    66% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active learning

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Operations analysis

    55% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    73% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    87% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    87% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    87% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    83% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    66% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    63% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    62% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 19-1042.00 - Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  17. Letters and memos

    68% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  19. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    62% Important

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

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

    59% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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, 19-1042.00 - Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.

All Pharmacists

  • $1,862 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Industrial Pharmacists

  • 830 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 54% female Gender Share

Industrial Pharmacists undertake research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies.

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as an Industrial Pharmacist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Conducts research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products.
  • Confers with chemists, engineering professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards.
  • Develops standards for drugs used in pharmaceuticals.

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as an Industrial Pharmacist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is required.

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

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

Employers look for Pharmacists who can connect with others, provide good customer service and have good communication skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    73% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Science

    70% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    66% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active learning

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Operations analysis

    55% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    73% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    87% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    87% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    87% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    83% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    66% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    63% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    62% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 19-1042.00 - Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  17. Letters and memos

    68% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  19. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    62% Important

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

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

    59% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    79% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    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.

  6. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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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, 19-1042.00 - Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.
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