ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Newspaper and Periodical Editors

ANZSCO ID 212412

Overview

All Journalists and Other Writers

  • $1,576 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Newspaper and Periodical Editors

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Newspaper or Periodical Editors plan and direct editing of publications, such as newspapers, magazines or journals, in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines and accepted rules of grammar, style and format prior to printing and distribution.

Specialisations: Features Editor, News Editor, Pictures Editor, Subeditor, Website/Blog Editor.

You usually need a university qualification in journalism, writing, communications or another related field to work as a Newspaper or Periodical Editor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Makes decisions about the specific content of publications in conjunction with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines.
  • Reviews copy for publications to ensure conformity with accepted rules of grammar, style and format, coherence of story, and accuracy, legality and probity of content.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a university qualification in journalism, writing, communications or another related field to work as a Newspaper or Periodical Editor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Journalists and Writers who are literate and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    81% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    50% 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.

  7. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  10. History and archeology

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Fine arts

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    70% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    32% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    41% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

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, 27-3041.00 - Editors.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Spend time sitting

    96% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    67% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    62% 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.

  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

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    19% 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, 27-3041.00 - Editors.

All Journalists and Other Writers

  • $1,576 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Newspaper and Periodical Editors

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Newspaper or Periodical Editors plan and direct editing of publications, such as newspapers, magazines or journals, in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines and accepted rules of grammar, style and format prior to printing and distribution.

Specialisations: Features Editor, News Editor, Pictures Editor, Subeditor, Website/Blog Editor.

You usually need a university qualification in journalism, writing, communications or another related field to work as a Newspaper or Periodical Editor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Makes decisions about the specific content of publications in conjunction with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines.
  • Reviews copy for publications to ensure conformity with accepted rules of grammar, style and format, coherence of story, and accuracy, legality and probity of content.

You usually need a university qualification in journalism, writing, communications or another related field to work as a Newspaper or Periodical Editor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Journalists and Writers who are literate and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    81% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    50% 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.

  7. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  10. History and archeology

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Fine arts

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    70% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    32% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Providing office support

    41% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

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, 27-3041.00 - Editors.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Spend time sitting

    96% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    67% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    62% 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.

  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

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    19% 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, 27-3041.00 - Editors.
go to top