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Overview

All Court and Legal Clerks

  • $1,119 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Law Clerks

  • 8,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 30 years Average age
  • 81% female Gender Share

Law Clerks perform specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.

You can work as a Law Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in legal or paralegal services or a university degree in law may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists solicitors in areas of conveyancing, contracts, common law, probate and other legal practice matters.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Law Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in legal or paralegal services or a university degree in law may be useful.

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 Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  10. History and archeology

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Geography

    19% 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.

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Originality

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Memorization

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    32% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Checking compliance with standards

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    81% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    41% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Providing office support

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    31% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

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, 23-1012.00 - Judicial Law Clerks.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Spend time sitting

    92% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    67% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    63% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    61% Important

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

  16. Competition

    56% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    55% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Consequence of error

    54% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    50% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    50% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    52% 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. 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.

  6. Independence

    43% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 23-1012.00 - Judicial Law Clerks.

All Court and Legal Clerks

  • $1,119 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Law Clerks

  • 8,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 30 years Average age
  • 81% female Gender Share

Law Clerks perform specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.

You can work as a Law Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in legal or paralegal services or a university degree in law may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists solicitors in areas of conveyancing, contracts, common law, probate and other legal practice matters.

You can work as a Law Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in legal or paralegal services or a university degree in law may be useful.

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 Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  10. History and archeology

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Geography

    19% 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.

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Education and training

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Originality

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Memorization

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    32% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Checking compliance with standards

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Researching and investigating

    81% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    41% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Providing office support

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    31% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

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, 23-1012.00 - Judicial Law Clerks.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Spend time sitting

    92% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    67% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    63% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    61% Important

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

  16. Competition

    56% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    55% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Consequence of error

    54% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    50% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    50% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    52% 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. 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.

  6. Independence

    43% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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