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Air Transport Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2311

Overview

All Air Transport Professionals

  • $2,558 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 13,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.

You may need to complete practical and theoretical training to work as an Air Transport Professional. Exact requirements will vary depending on the role.

Tasks
  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft

Prospects

Pathways

You may need to complete practical and theoretical training to work as an Air Transport Professional. Exact requirements will vary depending on the role.

Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Air Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    68% 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.

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    54% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    28% 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. Operation and control

    80% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  20. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Response orientation

    80% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  2. Far vision

    75% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  3. Problem spotting

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Rate control

    70% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  5. Spatial orientation

    68% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  6. Reaction time

    66% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  7. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Depth perception

    61% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Multilimb coordination

    61% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  12. Multitasking

    61% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    95% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    94% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    85% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-2011.00 - Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers.

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. Being exact or accurate

    100% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Teamwork

    99% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Health and safety of others

    98% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    98% Important

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

  7. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Repeating same tasks

    93% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  19. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% 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.

  2. Support

    90% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    81% 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% 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, 53-2011.00 - Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers.

All Air Transport Professionals

  • $2,558 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 13,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.

You may need to complete practical and theoretical training to work as an Air Transport Professional. Exact requirements will vary depending on the role.

Tasks
  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft

You may need to complete practical and theoretical training to work as an Air Transport Professional. Exact requirements will vary depending on the role.

Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.

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

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

Employers look for Air Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    68% 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.

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    54% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    28% 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. Operation and control

    80% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  20. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Response orientation

    80% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  2. Far vision

    75% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  3. Problem spotting

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Rate control

    70% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  5. Spatial orientation

    68% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  6. Reaction time

    66% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  7. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Depth perception

    61% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Multilimb coordination

    61% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  12. Multitasking

    61% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    95% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    94% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    85% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    85% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    74% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    72% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-2011.00 - Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers.

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. Being exact or accurate

    100% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Teamwork

    99% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Health and safety of others

    98% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    98% Important

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

  7. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Repeating same tasks

    93% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    92% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Telephone

    86% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  19. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% 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.

  2. Support

    90% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    81% 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    24% 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, 53-2011.00 - Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers.
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