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Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2712

Overview

All Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

  • $1,978 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 10,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 58% female Gender Share

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals are usually appointed by a State or Federal Governor or Attorney-General. To be eligible, you need to have completed a law degree and have been licensed to practise law for a minimum of eight years.

Tasks
  • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • conducting trials and hearings
  • calling and questioning witnesses
  • hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
  • exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
  • preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
  • advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
  • preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
  • advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

Prospects

Pathways

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals are usually appointed by a State or Federal Governor or Attorney-General. To be eligible, you need to have completed a law degree and have been licensed to practise law for a minimum of eight years.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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Skills & Knowledge

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Law and government

    85% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Geography

    27% 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.

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    77% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Reading comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Writing

    73% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiation

    59% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    54% 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. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Written expression

    73% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    63% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Memorization

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Checking compliance with standards

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    85% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    78% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    69% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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, 23-1023.00 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    100% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Impact of decisions

    100% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Conflict situations

    90% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  13. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  15. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  16. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Public speaking

    78% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  20. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    100% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    90% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    90% 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. Support

    62% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% 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, 23-1023.00 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates.

All Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

  • $1,978 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 10,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 58% female Gender Share

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals are usually appointed by a State or Federal Governor or Attorney-General. To be eligible, you need to have completed a law degree and have been licensed to practise law for a minimum of eight years.

Tasks
  • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • conducting trials and hearings
  • calling and questioning witnesses
  • hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
  • exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
  • preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
  • advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
  • preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
  • advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals are usually appointed by a State or Federal Governor or Attorney-General. To be eligible, you need to have completed a law degree and have been licensed to practise law for a minimum of eight years.

Registration or licencing may be 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.
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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Law and government

    85% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Geography

    27% 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.

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    77% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Reading comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Writing

    73% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiation

    59% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    54% 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. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Written expression

    73% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    63% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Memorization

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Checking compliance with standards

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    85% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    78% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    69% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of 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, 23-1023.00 - Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    100% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Impact of decisions

    100% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Conflict situations

    90% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  13. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  15. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  16. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Public speaking

    78% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  20. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    100% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    90% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    90% 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. Support

    62% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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