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Other Education Managers

ANZSCO ID 1344

Overview

All Other Education Managers

  • $2,432 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 10,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

You usually need a formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management to work as an Other Education Manager. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy
  • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs
  • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments
  • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management to work as an Other Education Manager. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating within a team

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating with the public

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Guiding and directing staff

    79% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Managing payments and orders

    72% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Letters and memos

    86% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Public speaking

    68% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    76% 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. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    43% Important

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

  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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

All Other Education Managers

  • $2,432 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 10,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

You usually need a formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management to work as an Other Education Manager. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy
  • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs
  • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments
  • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

You usually need a formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management to work as an Other Education Manager. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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.

Employers look for Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating within a team

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating with the public

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Guiding and directing staff

    79% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Managing payments and orders

    72% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    66% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  12. Letters and memos

    86% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Public speaking

    68% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Competition

    66% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    76% 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. Support

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    43% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% 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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.
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