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Ship's Masters

ANZSCO ID 231213

Overview

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Ship's Masters

  • 3,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Ship's Masters control and manage the operation of ships or boats.

Specialisations: Dredge Master, Ship's Pilot, Tug Master.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime operations (coxswain or master) to work as a Ship's Master. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • Ensures compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment.
  • Directs the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and the repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime operations (coxswain or master) to work as a Ship's Master. 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    62% 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. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    38% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Telecommunications

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% 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

    68% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    82% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Spatial orientation

    64% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  3. Glare sensitivity

    64% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  4. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Depth perception

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Response orientation

    55% 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).

  14. Selective attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Perceptual speed

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    52% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    47% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    44% 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, 53-5021.03 - Pilots, Ship.

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

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Impact of decisions

    98% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  10. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  12. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  15. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Work at heights

    83% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    83% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    82% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    81% 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

    76% 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. 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.

  4. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    62% 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. Working conditions

    60% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% 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

    62% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% 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, 53-5021.03 - Pilots, Ship.

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Ship's Masters

  • 3,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 54 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Ship's Masters control and manage the operation of ships or boats.

Specialisations: Dredge Master, Ship's Pilot, Tug Master.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime operations (coxswain or master) to work as a Ship's Master. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • Ensures compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment.
  • Directs the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and the repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in maritime operations (coxswain or master) to work as a Ship's Master. 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    62% 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. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    38% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Telecommunications

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% 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

    68% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    82% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Spatial orientation

    64% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  3. Glare sensitivity

    64% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  4. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Depth perception

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Response orientation

    55% 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).

  14. Selective attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Perceptual speed

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    52% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    47% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

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

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, 53-5021.03 - Pilots, Ship.

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. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Impact of decisions

    98% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  10. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  12. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  15. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Work at heights

    83% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    83% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    82% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    81% 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

    76% 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. 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.

  4. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    62% 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. Working conditions

    60% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% 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

    62% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% 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.

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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, 53-5021.03 - Pilots, Ship.
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