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Nurse Educators and Researchers

ANZSCO ID 2542

Overview

All Nurse Educators and Researchers

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 8,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Nurse Educators and Researchers provide clinical and theoretical education to and promote professional development of nurses and midwives, and conduct research into nursing practice.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing or a relevant health field and extensive nursing experience to work as a Nurse Educator or Researcher. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • researching, planning, developing and implementing nursing curricula
  • facilitating practical experience for general and specialist nurses
  • evaluating ongoing and changing educational needs and monitoring course outcomes
  • participating in developing and implementing policies affecting nursing, nurse education and health
  • undertaking and promoting nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and disseminating research information
  • promoting utilisation of current research findings into clinical nursing practice and patient management
  • promoting the implementation of research and research findings into organisation-wide functions such as safety, quality and risk management
  • providing support and education for other nurses undertaking research

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing or a relevant health field and extensive nursing experience to work as a Nurse Educator or Researcher. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Nurse Educators and Researchers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    94% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Biology

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    68% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  4. Writing

    66% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    45% 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. Oral comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    73% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech clarity

    70% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Training and teaching others

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Coaching and developing others

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    46% 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, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Contact with the public

    88% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Public speaking

    79% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  15. Consequence of error

    77% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  19. Disease or infection

    73% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  20. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Practical

    33% Important

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

  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, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.

All Nurse Educators and Researchers

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 8,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Nurse Educators and Researchers provide clinical and theoretical education to and promote professional development of nurses and midwives, and conduct research into nursing practice.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing or a relevant health field and extensive nursing experience to work as a Nurse Educator or Researcher. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • researching, planning, developing and implementing nursing curricula
  • facilitating practical experience for general and specialist nurses
  • evaluating ongoing and changing educational needs and monitoring course outcomes
  • participating in developing and implementing policies affecting nursing, nurse education and health
  • undertaking and promoting nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and disseminating research information
  • promoting utilisation of current research findings into clinical nursing practice and patient management
  • promoting the implementation of research and research findings into organisation-wide functions such as safety, quality and risk management
  • providing support and education for other nurses undertaking research

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing or a relevant health field and extensive nursing experience to work as a Nurse Educator or Researcher. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Nurse Educators and Researchers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    94% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Biology

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    68% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  4. Writing

    66% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    46% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    45% 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. Oral comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    73% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech clarity

    70% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Training and teaching others

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Coaching and developing others

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    46% 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, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Contact with the public

    88% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Public speaking

    79% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  15. Consequence of error

    77% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  19. Disease or infection

    73% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  20. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  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. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    57% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Practical

    33% Important

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

  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, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.
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