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Laboratory Managers

ANZSCO ID 139913

Overview

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Laboratory Managers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Laboratory Managers manage the operations of research or production laboratories.

You usually need a bachelor degree in chemical or medical science, laboratory technology or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Laboratory Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Identifies and develops objectives, strategies and plans to achieve research aims and maximise efficient use of an organisation's resources, including identifying potential improvements to research processes, market value of research and work flows.
  • Identifies formal standards and regulatory codes appropriate to an organisation's needs and assists with the documentation of processes and operating procedures.
  • Implements statistical methodologies and quality tools to monitor and control quality and record research progress.
  • Directs and monitors staff and production levels.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in chemical or medical science, laboratory technology or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Laboratory Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Personnel and human resources

    61% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    54% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  11. Biology

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    46% 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

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Working with numbers

    50% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Guiding and directing staff

    67% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  12. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

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, 11-3051.01 - Quality Control Systems Managers.

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

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Teamwork

    99% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

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

  12. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  15. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  19. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  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

    48% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. 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, 11-3051.01 - Quality Control Systems Managers.

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Laboratory Managers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Laboratory Managers manage the operations of research or production laboratories.

You usually need a bachelor degree in chemical or medical science, laboratory technology or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Laboratory Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Identifies and develops objectives, strategies and plans to achieve research aims and maximise efficient use of an organisation's resources, including identifying potential improvements to research processes, market value of research and work flows.
  • Identifies formal standards and regulatory codes appropriate to an organisation's needs and assists with the documentation of processes and operating procedures.
  • Implements statistical methodologies and quality tools to monitor and control quality and record research progress.
  • Directs and monitors staff and production levels.

You usually need a bachelor degree in chemical or medical science, laboratory technology or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Laboratory Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Personnel and human resources

    61% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    54% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  11. Biology

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    46% 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

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Working with numbers

    50% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Guiding and directing staff

    67% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  12. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

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, 11-3051.01 - Quality Control Systems Managers.

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

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Teamwork

    99% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

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

  12. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  15. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  19. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  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

    48% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. 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, 11-3051.01 - Quality Control Systems Managers.
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