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Mathematicians

ANZSCO ID 224112

Overview

All Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

  • $2,060 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mathematicians

  • 560 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 23% female Gender Share

Mathematicians develop and apply mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in all areas of science, engineering, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.

Specialisations: Operations Research Analyst.

You need a bachelor degree in mathematical science to work as a Mathematician. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Formulates mathematical models to simulate processes.
  • Applies models to experimental observations, and adjusts and recasts the models.
  • Uses numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations.
  • Liaises with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be surveyed or examined.
  • Specifies the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis.
  • Evaluates and describes the reliability and utility of source information.
  • Analyses and interprets data, and produces relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in mathematical science to work as a Mathematician. 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 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    97% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Computers and electronics

    81% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    87% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Active learning

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Complex problem solving

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Science

    66% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  7. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Mathematics

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Deductive reasoning

    75% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Working with numbers

    75% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  5. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Originality

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    66% 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. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Speed of recognition

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    71% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    67% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

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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, 15-2021.00 - Mathematicians.

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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  5. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  11. Teamwork

    70% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Contact with people

    67% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    58% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Time pressure

    58% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    54% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Public speaking

    53% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Physically close to people

    52% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    51% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    50% 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. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Independence

    76% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. Support

    33% 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.

  6. Relationships

    29% 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. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Practical

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 15-2021.00 - Mathematicians.

All Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

  • $2,060 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mathematicians

  • 560 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 23% female Gender Share

Mathematicians develop and apply mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in all areas of science, engineering, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.

Specialisations: Operations Research Analyst.

You need a bachelor degree in mathematical science to work as a Mathematician. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Formulates mathematical models to simulate processes.
  • Applies models to experimental observations, and adjusts and recasts the models.
  • Uses numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations.
  • Liaises with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be surveyed or examined.
  • Specifies the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis.
  • Evaluates and describes the reliability and utility of source information.
  • Analyses and interprets data, and produces relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns.

You need a bachelor degree in mathematical science to work as a Mathematician. 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 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    97% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Computers and electronics

    81% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    87% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Active learning

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Complex problem solving

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Science

    66% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  7. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Systems analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Mathematics

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Deductive reasoning

    75% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral comprehension

    75% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Working with numbers

    75% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  5. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Originality

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    68% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    66% 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. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Speed of recognition

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    71% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    67% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    57% Skill level

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

  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, 15-2021.00 - Mathematicians.

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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  5. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Telephone

    78% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  11. Teamwork

    70% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Contact with people

    67% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Letters and memos

    58% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Time pressure

    58% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    54% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Public speaking

    53% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Physically close to people

    52% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    51% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    50% 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. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Independence

    76% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. Support

    33% 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.

  6. Relationships

    29% 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. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Practical

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 15-2021.00 - Mathematicians.
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