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Radio Presenters

ANZSCO ID 212113

Overview

All Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters

  • $2,099 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Radio Presenters

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Radio Presenters prepare and present news, sports or other information, conduct interviews, and introduce music, performances and special events on radio.

Specialisations: Disc Jockey (Radio), Talkback Host, Tourism Radio Presenter.

You can work as a Radio Presenter without formal qualifications, however, a course in broadcast technology, audio visual studies or another related field may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Researches and prepares for programmes and interviews.
  • Prepare scripts.
  • Operates studio equipment.
  • Introduces programmes, music, entertainment items, guests and celebrities.
  • Hosts talkback shows.
  • Interviews people.
  • Reads news, sports or weather reports.
  • Provides a commentary on live sporting or other events.
  • Presents opinions on sports, politics, social and economic matters.
  • Organises and presents on-air competitions.
  • Makes community announcements.
  • Reads advertisements.
  • Presents advertisement interviews (advertorials) with advertising clients.
  • Meets with clients to discuss advertorials.
  • Hosts outside events such as community events and competitions.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Radio Presenter without formal qualifications, however, a course in broadcast technology, audio visual studies or another related field may be useful. 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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with a variety of people and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    76% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Telecommunications

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    45% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  9. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  6. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Memorization

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Auditory attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  20. Control precision

    30% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    64% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

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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, 27-3011.00 - Radio and Television Announcers.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Electronic mail

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  11. Competition

    87% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

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

    72% Important

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

  19. Public speaking

    66% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-3011.00 - Radio and Television Announcers.

All Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters

  • $2,099 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Radio Presenters

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Radio Presenters prepare and present news, sports or other information, conduct interviews, and introduce music, performances and special events on radio.

Specialisations: Disc Jockey (Radio), Talkback Host, Tourism Radio Presenter.

You can work as a Radio Presenter without formal qualifications, however, a course in broadcast technology, audio visual studies or another related field may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Researches and prepares for programmes and interviews.
  • Prepare scripts.
  • Operates studio equipment.
  • Introduces programmes, music, entertainment items, guests and celebrities.
  • Hosts talkback shows.
  • Interviews people.
  • Reads news, sports or weather reports.
  • Provides a commentary on live sporting or other events.
  • Presents opinions on sports, politics, social and economic matters.
  • Organises and presents on-air competitions.
  • Makes community announcements.
  • Reads advertisements.
  • Presents advertisement interviews (advertorials) with advertising clients.
  • Meets with clients to discuss advertorials.
  • Hosts outside events such as community events and competitions.

You can work as a Radio Presenter without formal qualifications, however, a course in broadcast technology, audio visual studies or another related field may be useful. 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

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

Employers look for Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with a variety of people and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    76% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Telecommunications

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Geography

    45% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  9. Clerical

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Fine arts

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  6. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Memorization

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Auditory attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  20. Control precision

    30% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Influencing people

    64% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

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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.

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Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Time pressure

    94% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Electronic mail

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  11. Competition

    87% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

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

    72% Important

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

  19. Public speaking

    66% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-3011.00 - Radio and Television Announcers.
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