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Video Producers

ANZSCO ID 212318

Overview

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Video Producers

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Video Producers create films, television programs, video productions or commercials by filming, adding sound and editing in digital or analogue format.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Video Producer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Chooses an idea, script, book or play to turn into a video.
  • Chooses and hires the director for the project.
  • Arranges finance and prepares the project (pre-production).
  • Organises budget and production.
  • Chooses key creative staff with the director, including the main actors.
  • Supervises production.
  • Solves any production problems.
  • Supervises the film's distribution.
  • Plans the marketing of the finished film.
  • Liaises with foreign co-producers.
  • Makes videos for corporate clients.
  • Be involved with marketing the production company and shows.
  • Pursues projects for the company to work on.

Prospects

Pathways

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Video Producer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Geography

    49% 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.

  11. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    32% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    68% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  14. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Management of material resources

    46% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Visualization

    46% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

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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, 27-2012.01 - Producers.

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. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% 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

    86% 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. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    71% 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. Support

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Practical

    19% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 27-2012.01 - Producers.

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Video Producers

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Video Producers create films, television programs, video productions or commercials by filming, adding sound and editing in digital or analogue format.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Video Producer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Chooses an idea, script, book or play to turn into a video.
  • Chooses and hires the director for the project.
  • Arranges finance and prepares the project (pre-production).
  • Organises budget and production.
  • Chooses key creative staff with the director, including the main actors.
  • Supervises production.
  • Solves any production problems.
  • Supervises the film's distribution.
  • Plans the marketing of the finished film.
  • Liaises with foreign co-producers.
  • Makes videos for corporate clients.
  • Be involved with marketing the production company and shows.
  • Pursues projects for the company to work on.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Video Producer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Geography

    49% 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.

  11. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  17. History and archeology

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    32% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    68% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  14. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Management of material resources

    46% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Visualization

    46% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  16. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

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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, 27-2012.01 - Producers.

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. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% 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

    86% 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. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    71% 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. Support

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Practical

    19% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 27-2012.01 - Producers.
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