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Overview

All Midwives

  • $2,204 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 21,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 98% female Gender Share

Midwives provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.

Also known as: Certified Midwife or Registered Midwife.

Specialisations: Community Midwife, Midwife Practitioner.

You need a bachelor degree in midwifery or a bachelor in nursing followed by a midwifery postgraduate degree to work as a Midwife.

Tasks
  • providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
  • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
  • assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
  • monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
  • conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
  • providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in midwifery or a bachelor in nursing followed by a midwifery postgraduate degree to work as a Midwife.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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 Midwives who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Sociology and anthropology

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    66% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Philosophy and theology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    39% 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. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Helping and caring for others

    88% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    83% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    83% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% Skill level

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

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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, 29-1161.00 - Nurse Midwives.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  9. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  14. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  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. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  3. Practical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 29-1161.00 - Nurse Midwives.

All Midwives

  • $2,204 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 21,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 39% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 98% female Gender Share

Midwives provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.

Also known as: Certified Midwife or Registered Midwife.

Specialisations: Community Midwife, Midwife Practitioner.

You need a bachelor degree in midwifery or a bachelor in nursing followed by a midwifery postgraduate degree to work as a Midwife.

Tasks
  • providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
  • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
  • assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
  • monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
  • conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
  • providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

You need a bachelor degree in midwifery or a bachelor in nursing followed by a midwifery postgraduate degree to work as a Midwife.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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 Midwives who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Sociology and anthropology

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    66% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Philosophy and theology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    39% 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. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Helping and caring for others

    88% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    83% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    83% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 29-1161.00 - Nurse Midwives.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  9. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Impact of decisions

    92% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  14. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  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. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  3. Practical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 29-1161.00 - Nurse Midwives.
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