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Teachers of the Hearing Impaired

ANZSCO ID 241512

Overview

All Special Education Teachers

  • $1,914 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Teachers of the Hearing Impaired

  • 550 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 90% female Gender Share

Teachers of the Hearing Impaired teach academic and living skills to hearing impaired students.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired.

Tasks
  • Assesses students' abilities and limitations.
  • Plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition.
  • Administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results.
  • Teaches basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing impaired students.
  • Devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation.
  • Advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
  • Stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination.
  • Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students.
  • Prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

Prospects

Pathways

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired.

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 Special Education Teachers who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and communicate clearly, with strong people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Therapy and counselling

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    50% 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.

  10. History and archeology

    47% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    45% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    39% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Helping and caring for others

    58% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.

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. Teamwork

    98% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Public speaking

    75% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  19. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    90% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    76% 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

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    67% 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

    57% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    33% Important

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

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, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.

All Special Education Teachers

  • $1,914 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Teachers of the Hearing Impaired

  • 550 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 90% female Gender Share

Teachers of the Hearing Impaired teach academic and living skills to hearing impaired students.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired.

Tasks
  • Assesses students' abilities and limitations.
  • Plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition.
  • Administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results.
  • Teaches basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing impaired students.
  • Devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation.
  • Advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
  • Stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination.
  • Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students.
  • Prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired.

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 Special Education Teachers who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and communicate clearly, with strong people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Therapy and counselling

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    50% 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.

  10. History and archeology

    47% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    46% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    45% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    39% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Helping and caring for others

    58% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.

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. Teamwork

    98% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    90% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Physically close to people

    85% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Public speaking

    75% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Spend time standing

    73% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  19. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    90% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    76% 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

    71% Important

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

  4. Independence

    67% 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

    57% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    33% Important

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

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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, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.
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