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Integration Aides

ANZSCO ID 422112

Overview

All Education Aides

  • $1,094 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Integration Aides

  • 19,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 21% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 39 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 93% female Gender Share

Integration Aides assist children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools.

You can work as an Integration Aide without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in education support may be useful.

Tasks
  • Demonstrates, supervises and participates in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres.
  • Prepares indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities.
  • Assists children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies.
  • Assists children individually to learn social skills.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Integration Aide without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in education support may be useful.

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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Education Aides who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well as part of a team and are motivated.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Therapy and counselling

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    42% 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.

  14. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Auditory attention

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Helping and caring for others

    67% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.

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

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Conflict situations

    82% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  19. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    63% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% Important

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

  4. Support

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.

All Education Aides

  • $1,094 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Integration Aides

  • 19,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 21% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 39 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 93% female Gender Share

Integration Aides assist children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools.

You can work as an Integration Aide without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in education support may be useful.

Tasks
  • Demonstrates, supervises and participates in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres.
  • Prepares indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities.
  • Assists children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies.
  • Assists children individually to learn social skills.

You can work as an Integration Aide without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in education support may be useful.

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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Education Aides who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well as part of a team and are motivated.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Therapy and counselling

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    42% 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.

  14. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Auditory attention

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Helping and caring for others

    67% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.

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

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Conflict situations

    82% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  19. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    63% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% Important

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

  4. Support

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.
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