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Nurse Practitioners

ANZSCO ID 254411

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Nurse Practitioners

  • 1,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 84% female Gender Share

Nurse Practitioners provide advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings.

You usually need a masters degree in nursing or a relevant health field and three years experience at the clinical advanced nursing practice level to work as a Nurse Practitioner.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinating the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a masters degree in nursing or a relevant health field and three years experience at the clinical advanced nursing practice level to work as a Nurse Practitioner.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery 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 Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Philosophy and theology

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    33% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    64% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    61% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    55% 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. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    91% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    77% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Coaching and developing others

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    56% 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, 29-1171.00 - Nurse Practitioners.

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. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Consequence of error

    92% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Disease or infection

    90% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  12. Physically close to people

    88% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    74% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Support

    81% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    79% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

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, 29-1171.00 - Nurse Practitioners.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Nurse Practitioners

  • 1,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 84% female Gender Share

Nurse Practitioners provide advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings.

You usually need a masters degree in nursing or a relevant health field and three years experience at the clinical advanced nursing practice level to work as a Nurse Practitioner.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinating the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

You usually need a masters degree in nursing or a relevant health field and three years experience at the clinical advanced nursing practice level to work as a Nurse Practitioner.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery 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 Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Philosophy and theology

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    33% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Social perceptiveness

    64% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    61% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Instructing

    59% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    55% 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. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    91% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    80% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    77% Skill level

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

  10. Working with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Coaching and developing others

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    70% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    66% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    56% 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, 29-1171.00 - Nurse Practitioners.

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. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Consequence of error

    92% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Disease or infection

    90% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  12. Physically close to people

    88% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    74% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Support

    81% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    79% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

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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, 29-1171.00 - Nurse Practitioners.
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