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Research and Development Managers

ANZSCO ID 1325

Overview

All Research and Development Managers

  • $3,042 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 11,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 46% female Gender Share

Research and Development Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

You usually need a university qualification in a related field and relevant industry experience to work as a Research and Development Manager.

Tasks
  • determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans
  • developing and implementing research projects, priorities and targets to support commercial and policy developments
  • leading major research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers
  • assessing the benefits and monitoring the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
  • interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations
  • providing advice on research and development options available to the organisation
  • monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the organisation
  • may publish results of significant research projects

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a university qualification in a related field and relevant industry experience to work as a Research and Development Manager.

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

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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Research and Development Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and strong attention to detail.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Biology

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Geography

    51% 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.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    37% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    33% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Science

    68% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  5. Management of personnel resources

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    66% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Explaining things to people

    68% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

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, 11-9121.00 - Natural Sciences Managers.

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

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Spend time sitting

    72% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  18. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

  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

    86% 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. 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.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    71% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

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. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% 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, 11-9121.00 - Natural Sciences Managers.

All Research and Development Managers

  • $3,042 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 11,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 46% female Gender Share

Research and Development Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

You usually need a university qualification in a related field and relevant industry experience to work as a Research and Development Manager.

Tasks
  • determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans
  • developing and implementing research projects, priorities and targets to support commercial and policy developments
  • leading major research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers
  • assessing the benefits and monitoring the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
  • interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations
  • providing advice on research and development options available to the organisation
  • monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the organisation
  • may publish results of significant research projects

You usually need a university qualification in a related field and relevant industry experience to work as a Research and Development Manager.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.

Employers look for Research and Development Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and strong attention to detail.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Biology

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Geography

    51% 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.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    37% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    33% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Science

    68% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  5. Management of personnel resources

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  13. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    66% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Explaining things to people

    68% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

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, 11-9121.00 - Natural Sciences Managers.

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

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  4. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Spend time sitting

    72% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  18. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

  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

    86% 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. 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.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Recognition

    71% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

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. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% 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, 11-9121.00 - Natural Sciences Managers.
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