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Neurologists

ANZSCO ID 253318

Overview

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Neurologists

  • 370 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Neurologists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Neurologist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Prospects

Pathways

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Neurologist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical 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 Specialist Physicians 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

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    78% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    64% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  14. 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.

  15. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Active learning

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    66% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  14. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    48% 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

    48% 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

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    75% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Categorising

    64% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    59% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Speed of recognition

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    88% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    88% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    87% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    87% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    86% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    85% Skill level

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

  10. Giving expert advice

    82% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Explaining things to people

    81% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Training and teaching others

    80% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    79% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    74% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    57% 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, 29-1069.04 - Neurologists.

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

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    100% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  7. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Frequent decision making

    96% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    79% 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. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    90% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% 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.

  5. Relationships

    76% 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.

  6. Support

    76% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    62% 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

    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, 29-1069.04 - Neurologists.

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Neurologists

  • 370 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Neurologists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Neurologist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Neurologist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical 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 Specialist Physicians 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

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    78% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    64% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  14. 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.

  15. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Active learning

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    66% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  14. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    48% 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

    48% 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

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    75% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Categorising

    64% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    59% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Speed of recognition

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    91% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    88% Skill level

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

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    88% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    87% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    87% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    86% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    85% Skill level

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

  10. Giving expert advice

    82% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Explaining things to people

    81% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Training and teaching others

    80% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    79% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    74% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    57% 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, 29-1069.04 - Neurologists.

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. Being exact or accurate

    100% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  7. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Frequent decision making

    96% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    79% 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. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    90% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% 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.

  5. Relationships

    76% 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.

  6. Support

    76% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    62% 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

    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, 29-1069.04 - Neurologists.
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