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Veterinarians

ANZSCO ID 2347

Overview

All Veterinarians

  • $1,384 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Veterinarians diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

Also known as: Veterinary Surgeon.

Specialisations: Veterinary Parasitologist, Veterinary Pathologist.

You need a bachelor degree in veterinary science to work as a Veterinarian.

Tasks
  • treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
  • determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
  • performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • rendering obstetric services to animals
  • participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
  • may provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products
  • may specialise in the treatment of a particular animal group or in a particular specialty area such as cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology or critical care

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in veterinary science to work as a Veterinarian.

Registration or licencing is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Veterinarians who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    73% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    49% 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. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Therapy and counselling

    42% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  17. Economics and accounting

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Science

    64% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    56% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Giving expert advice

    54% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Explaining things to people

    53% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

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

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, 29-1131.00 - Veterinarians.

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. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Consequence of error

    89% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

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

    82% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    100% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    86% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    86% 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. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  6. 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.

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. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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, 29-1131.00 - Veterinarians.

All Veterinarians

  • $1,384 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 9,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 61% female Gender Share

Veterinarians diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

Also known as: Veterinary Surgeon.

Specialisations: Veterinary Parasitologist, Veterinary Pathologist.

You need a bachelor degree in veterinary science to work as a Veterinarian.

Tasks
  • treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
  • determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
  • performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • rendering obstetric services to animals
  • participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
  • may provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products
  • may specialise in the treatment of a particular animal group or in a particular specialty area such as cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology or critical care

You need a bachelor degree in veterinary science to work as a Veterinarian.

Registration or licencing is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Veterinarians who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    73% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Sales and marketing

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    49% 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. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Therapy and counselling

    42% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  17. Economics and accounting

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Science

    64% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Influencing people

    56% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Giving expert advice

    54% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Explaining things to people

    53% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    43% Skill level

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

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, 29-1131.00 - Veterinarians.

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. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Disease or infection

    91% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Consequence of error

    89% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

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

    82% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    100% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    86% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    86% 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. Working conditions

    83% Important

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

  6. 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.

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. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

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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, 29-1131.00 - Veterinarians.
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