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Electronics Engineers

ANZSCO ID 2334

Overview

All Electronics Engineers

  • $2,502 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 6,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.

Specialisations: Communications Engineer (Army).

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in electronics or a related field to work as an Electronics Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • designing electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer, communication and control systems, and other industrial applications
  • designing software, especially embedded software, to be used within such systems
  • developing apparatus and procedures to test electronic components, circuits and systems
  • supervising installation and commissioning of computer, communication and control systems, and ensuring proper control and protection methods
  • establishing and monitoring performance and safety standards and procedures for operation, modification, maintenance and repair of such systems
  • designing communications bearers based on wired, optical fibre and wireless communication media
  • analysing communications traffic and level of service, and determining the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium for communication systems
  • designing and developing signal processing algorithms and implementing these through appropriate choice of hardware and software

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in electronics or a related field to work as an Electronics Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electronics Engineers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    74% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Science

    45% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Troubleshooting

    45% 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. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Visualization

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Working with computers

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    72% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  8. Working with electronic equipment

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

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

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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, 17-2072.00 - Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  17. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    66% Important

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

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

    64% Important

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

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. 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.

  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. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 17-2072.00 - Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.

All Electronics Engineers

  • $2,502 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 6,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.

Specialisations: Communications Engineer (Army).

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in electronics or a related field to work as an Electronics Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • designing electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer, communication and control systems, and other industrial applications
  • designing software, especially embedded software, to be used within such systems
  • developing apparatus and procedures to test electronic components, circuits and systems
  • supervising installation and commissioning of computer, communication and control systems, and ensuring proper control and protection methods
  • establishing and monitoring performance and safety standards and procedures for operation, modification, maintenance and repair of such systems
  • designing communications bearers based on wired, optical fibre and wireless communication media
  • analysing communications traffic and level of service, and determining the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium for communication systems
  • designing and developing signal processing algorithms and implementing these through appropriate choice of hardware and software

You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in electronics or a related field to work as an Electronics Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.

Employers look for Electronics Engineers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    74% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Science

    45% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Troubleshooting

    45% 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. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Visualization

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Working with computers

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    72% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  8. Working with electronic equipment

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  19. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

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

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, 17-2072.00 - Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  17. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    66% Important

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

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

    64% Important

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

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. 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.

  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. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 17-2072.00 - Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.
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