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Marine Transport Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2312

Overview

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,700 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 55 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Marine Transport Professionals control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime or fishing operations to work as a Marine Transport Professional. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • navigating a ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
  • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime or fishing operations to work as a Marine Transport Professional. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Maritime VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    61% 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.

  6. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    38% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    57% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Management of material resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    68% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  6. Spatial orientation

    57% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  7. Multitasking

    57% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Depth perception

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Manual dexterity

    46% 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

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    73% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    67% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    57% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Working with electronic equipment

    55% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

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

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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, 53-5021.01 - Ship and Boat Captains.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Frequent decision making

    96% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  7. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    82% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    78% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    95% 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. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    71% 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. 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.

  5. Support

    67% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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.

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. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  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, 53-5021.01 - Ship and Boat Captains.

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,700 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 55 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Marine Transport Professionals control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime or fishing operations to work as a Marine Transport Professional. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • navigating a ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
  • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime or fishing operations to work as a Marine Transport Professional. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Maritime VET training pathways.

Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    61% 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.

  6. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    47% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    38% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    57% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Management of material resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    68% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Selective attention

    57% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  6. Spatial orientation

    57% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  7. Multitasking

    57% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Depth perception

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Manual dexterity

    46% 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

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    73% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    67% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    57% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Working with electronic equipment

    55% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

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

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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, 53-5021.01 - Ship and Boat Captains.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Frequent decision making

    96% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  5. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  7. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Consequence of error

    84% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    84% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    82% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    78% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    95% 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. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    71% 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. 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.

  5. Support

    67% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    57% 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.

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. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  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, 53-5021.01 - Ship and Boat Captains.
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