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Machine Shorthand Reporters

ANZSCO ID 532112

Overview

All Keyboard Operators

  • $1,035 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Machine Shorthand Reporters

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 82% female Gender Share

Machine Shorthand Reporters record and reproduce the spoken word in court and parliamentary proceedings, television programming, and for the deaf and hearing impaired, using handwritten shorthand, stenotype shorthand machines, computer-assisted transcription software, and sound recording equipment.

Specialisations: Braille Transcriber, Court Reporter, Hansard Reporter, Realtime Reporter, Stenocaptioner.

You can work as a Machine Shorthand Reporter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as secretarial and clerical studies, keyboarding, law, business and management, communication, media or journalism.

Tasks
  • Takes verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines.
  • Transcribes information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreads and corrects copy.
  • Reads portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of judges and other officials.
  • Reproduces the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programs, and the deaf or hearing impaired.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Machine Shorthand Reporter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as secretarial and clerical studies, keyboarding, law, business and management, communication, media or journalism.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Keyboard Operators who are accurate, pay attention to detail and have strong computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    83% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    16% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Sales and marketing

    16% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  11. Economics and accounting

    16% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    15% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    13% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    10% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Public safety and security

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    5% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Learning strategies

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    21% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    18% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Systems analysis

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Auditory attention

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Wrist-finger speed

    36% Skill level

    Make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  16. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Control precision

    34% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  18. Multitasking

    34% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    29% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

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

  1. Documenting or recording information

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Providing office support

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    42% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Working with electronic equipment

    33% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  19. Explaining things to people

    31% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

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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, 23-2091.00 - Court Reporters.

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. Repeating same tasks

    100% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time sitting

    98% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Making repetitive motions

    93% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  14. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Teamwork

    66% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Consequence of error

    62% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Independence

    52% 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. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  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, 23-2091.00 - Court Reporters.

All Keyboard Operators

  • $1,035 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Machine Shorthand Reporters

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 82% female Gender Share

Machine Shorthand Reporters record and reproduce the spoken word in court and parliamentary proceedings, television programming, and for the deaf and hearing impaired, using handwritten shorthand, stenotype shorthand machines, computer-assisted transcription software, and sound recording equipment.

Specialisations: Braille Transcriber, Court Reporter, Hansard Reporter, Realtime Reporter, Stenocaptioner.

You can work as a Machine Shorthand Reporter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as secretarial and clerical studies, keyboarding, law, business and management, communication, media or journalism.

Tasks
  • Takes verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines.
  • Transcribes information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreads and corrects copy.
  • Reads portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of judges and other officials.
  • Reproduces the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programs, and the deaf or hearing impaired.

You can work as a Machine Shorthand Reporter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as secretarial and clerical studies, keyboarding, law, business and management, communication, media or journalism.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Keyboard Operators who are accurate, pay attention to detail and have strong computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    83% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    16% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Sales and marketing

    16% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  11. Economics and accounting

    16% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    15% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    13% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    10% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Public safety and security

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    5% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Learning strategies

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    21% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    18% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Systems analysis

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Auditory attention

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Wrist-finger speed

    36% Skill level

    Make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  16. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Control precision

    34% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  18. Multitasking

    34% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    29% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

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

  1. Documenting or recording information

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Working with computers

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Providing office support

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Working with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    42% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Working with electronic equipment

    33% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  19. Explaining things to people

    31% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

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, 23-2091.00 - Court Reporters.

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. Repeating same tasks

    100% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time sitting

    98% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Making repetitive motions

    93% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  14. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Teamwork

    66% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Consequence of error

    62% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  3. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Independence

    52% 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. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 23-2091.00 - Court Reporters.
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