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Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists

ANZSCO ID 252299

Overview

All Complementary Health Therapists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists

  • 920 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 28% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapistsincludes jobs like Dance Therapist, Drama Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Music Therapist, and Play Therapist.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using applications such as dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies.
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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 Complementary Health Therapists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Fine arts

    31% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  17. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    30% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  19. Biology

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    77% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    47% 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, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Physically aggressive people

    69% Important

    Deal with physically aggressive or violent people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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

    60% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Support

    52% 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. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.

All Complementary Health Therapists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists

  • 920 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 28% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapistsincludes jobs like Dance Therapist, Drama Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Music Therapist, and Play Therapist.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using applications such as dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies.
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Complementary Health Therapists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Philosophy and theology

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Fine arts

    31% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  17. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    30% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  19. Biology

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    77% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    47% 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, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.

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

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Physically aggressive people

    69% Important

    Deal with physically aggressive or violent people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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

    60% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Support

    52% 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. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.
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