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Helicopter Pilots

ANZSCO ID 231114

Overview

All Air Transport Professionals

  • $2,558 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Helicopter Pilots

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Helicopter Pilots fly helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance services.

You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

Tasks
  • Prepares and submits flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance.
  • Flies aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures.
  • Provides flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff.
  • Completes cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight.
  • Monitors aircraft performance and reports on mechanical condition.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

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

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    63% 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.

  4. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% 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. Operation and control

    75% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Science

    43% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    70% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Control precision

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Response orientation

    63% 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).

  5. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Depth perception

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

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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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    89% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  9. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

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

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

    86% Important

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

  13. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% Important

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

  2. 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.

  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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    67% 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

    67% 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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 53-2012.00 - Commercial Pilots.

All Air Transport Professionals

  • $2,558 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Helicopter Pilots

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Helicopter Pilots fly helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance services.

You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

Tasks
  • Prepares and submits flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance.
  • Flies aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures.
  • Provides flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff.
  • Completes cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight.
  • Monitors aircraft performance and reports on mechanical condition.

You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

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

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    63% 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.

  4. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% 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. Operation and control

    75% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Science

    43% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    70% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Control precision

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Response orientation

    63% 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).

  5. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Depth perception

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  16. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    70% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    47% 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, 53-2012.00 - Commercial Pilots.

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. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    89% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  9. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    86% Important

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

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

    86% Important

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

  13. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% Important

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

  2. 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.

  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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    67% 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

    67% 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. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 53-2012.00 - Commercial Pilots.
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