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Music Directors

ANZSCO ID 211212

Overview

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Music Directors

  • 500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Music Directors conduct choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, opera companies, and musical performances.

Specialisations: Band Leader, Choral Director, Orchestra Conductor.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Music Director.

Tasks
  • Auditions and selects musicians and singers.
  • Selects music for performances and assigns instrumental parts to musicians.
  • Directs musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Music Director.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  12. History and archeology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Therapy and counselling

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Sales and marketing

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    31% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  3. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    77% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Auditory attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  6. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Sound localization

    48% Skill level

    Work out where a sound has come from.

  16. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  20. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    49% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

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, 27-2041.01 - Music Directors.

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. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  15. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    62% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Contact with the public

    60% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Electronic mail

    60% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. Public speaking

    60% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    56% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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. Relationships

    86% Important

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

  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

    67% 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

    62% 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

    48% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    29% 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, 27-2041.01 - Music Directors.

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Music Directors

  • 500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Music Directors conduct choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, opera companies, and musical performances.

Specialisations: Band Leader, Choral Director, Orchestra Conductor.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Music Director.

Tasks
  • Auditions and selects musicians and singers.
  • Selects music for performances and assigns instrumental parts to musicians.
  • Directs musical groups at rehearsals and performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance, rhythm and tempo.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in music and high level of skill in your chosen musical field to work as a Music Director.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  12. History and archeology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Therapy and counselling

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  18. Sales and marketing

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    31% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  3. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    77% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Auditory attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  6. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Sound localization

    48% Skill level

    Work out where a sound has come from.

  16. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  20. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    49% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

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, 27-2041.01 - Music Directors.

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. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  10. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  15. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    62% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Contact with the public

    60% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Electronic mail

    60% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. Public speaking

    60% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    56% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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. Relationships

    86% Important

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

  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

    67% 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

    62% 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

    48% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    29% 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, 27-2041.01 - Music Directors.
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