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Overview

All Sportspersons

  • $1,548 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Lifeguards

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 17% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 21 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety.

You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

Tasks
  • Promotes water safety awareness and undertakes rescue of people in difficulty in the water.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    23% 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.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Therapy and counselling

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  4. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  20. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  7. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  8. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Stamina

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  16. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  17. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Written expression

    37% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    32% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Working with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  13. Researching and investigating

    38% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    35% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    35% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    25% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-9092.00 - Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.

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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    65% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    62% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% Important

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

  2. Support

    76% 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. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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, 33-9092.00 - Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.

All Sportspersons

  • $1,548 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Lifeguards

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 17% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 21 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety.

You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

Tasks
  • Promotes water safety awareness and undertakes rescue of people in difficulty in the water.

You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

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

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

Employers look for Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    23% 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.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Therapy and counselling

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  4. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  20. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  7. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  8. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Stamina

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  16. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  17. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Written expression

    37% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    32% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Working with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  13. Researching and investigating

    38% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    35% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    35% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    25% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-9092.00 - Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.

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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    65% Important

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

  19. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    62% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% Important

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

  2. Support

    76% 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. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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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, 33-9092.00 - Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.
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