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Intelligence Officers

ANZSCO ID 224411

Overview

All Intelligence and Policy Analysts

  • $1,821 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Intelligence Officers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 50% female Gender Share

Intelligence Officers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence for organisations to support planning, operations and human resource functions.

Specialisations: Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Defence Intelligence Analyst.

You usually need a bachelor degree in intelligence operations or a relevant field to work as an Intelligence Officer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Determines organisational and client intelligence requirements.
  • Organises, collects, collates and analyses data, and develops intelligence information such as electronic surveillance.
  • Compiles and disseminates intelligence information using briefings, maps, charts, reports and other methods.
  • Ascertains the accuracy of data collected and reliability of sources.
  • Conducts threat and risk assessments and developing responses.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in intelligence operations or a relevant field to work as an Intelligence Officer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Intelligence and Policy Analysts who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly with a wide variety of people and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    70% 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.

  3. Law and government

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    42% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Speech recognition

    64% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  5. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speed of recognition

    52% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    82% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Explaining things to people

    76% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Giving expert advice

    67% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

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

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, 33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    64% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Consequence of error

    61% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    62% 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.

  5. Support

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    33% 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, 33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts.

All Intelligence and Policy Analysts

  • $1,821 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Intelligence Officers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 50% female Gender Share

Intelligence Officers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence for organisations to support planning, operations and human resource functions.

Specialisations: Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Defence Intelligence Analyst.

You usually need a bachelor degree in intelligence operations or a relevant field to work as an Intelligence Officer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Determines organisational and client intelligence requirements.
  • Organises, collects, collates and analyses data, and develops intelligence information such as electronic surveillance.
  • Compiles and disseminates intelligence information using briefings, maps, charts, reports and other methods.
  • Ascertains the accuracy of data collected and reliability of sources.
  • Conducts threat and risk assessments and developing responses.

You usually need a bachelor degree in intelligence operations or a relevant field to work as an Intelligence Officer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

Employers look for Intelligence and Policy Analysts who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly with a wide variety of people and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    70% 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.

  3. Law and government

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    42% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Speech recognition

    64% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  5. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speed of recognition

    52% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  16. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    82% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Explaining things to people

    76% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Giving expert advice

    67% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

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

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, 33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    64% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Consequence of error

    61% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    62% 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.

  5. Support

    57% 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. Relationships

    52% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    33% 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, 33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts.
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