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Nursing Support Workers

ANZSCO ID 423312

Overview

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Nursing Support Workers

  • 36,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 35% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Nursing Support Workers provide limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.

Also known as: Assistant in Nursing.

Specialisations: Paramedical Aide.

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in health services assistance to work as a Nursing Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating.
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs.
  • Participates in planning the care of individuals.
  • Follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems.
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' conditions, and reports complaints about care.
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises.
  • Provides basic treatment and delivery of medications.

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in health services assistance to work as a Nursing Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    62% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  12. Food production

    27% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  13. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    23% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  5. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  10. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  16. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Stamina

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Manual dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    52% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    42% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    40% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    38% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    29% Skill level

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

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, 31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    93% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Walking and running

    88% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  7. Disease or infection

    86% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  9. Health and safety of others

    83% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  17. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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. Support

    67% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    45% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants.

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Nursing Support Workers

  • 36,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 35% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Nursing Support Workers provide limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.

Also known as: Assistant in Nursing.

Specialisations: Paramedical Aide.

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in health services assistance to work as a Nursing Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating.
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs.
  • Participates in planning the care of individuals.
  • Follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems.
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' conditions, and reports complaints about care.
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises.
  • Provides basic treatment and delivery of medications.

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in health services assistance to work as a Nursing Support Worker. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    62% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  12. Food production

    27% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  13. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    23% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  5. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  10. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  16. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Stamina

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Manual dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    52% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    42% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Training and teaching others

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    40% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    38% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    29% Skill level

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

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, 31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    93% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Walking and running

    88% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  7. Disease or infection

    86% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  9. Health and safety of others

    83% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  17. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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. Support

    67% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    45% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without 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, 31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants.
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