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Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

ANZSCO ID 2493

Overview

All Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • $1,402 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 37% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages teach classes in English to students whose first language is a language other than English.

Also known as: English as a Second Language Teacher.

You need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education majoring in English as a second language to work as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Tasks
  • assessing the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
  • teaching students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assisting students within normal classroom settings
  • teaching students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
  • providing assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
  • designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing materials
  • preparing course outlines and goals
  • assigning lessons, correcting homework, and preparing and grading exams
  • analysing, recording and reporting progress to regular classroom teachers, parents and students

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education majoring in English as a second language to work as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages who can communicate clearly with people from diverse backgrounds, are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    47% 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

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Foreign language

    37% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  14. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Biology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  3. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% 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

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Training and teaching others

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    35% 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, 25-3011.00 - Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors.

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. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  2. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  3. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Public speaking

    85% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  10. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  17. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    71% 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.

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    67% 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

    52% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    29% 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, 25-3011.00 - Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors.

All Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • $1,402 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 37% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 76% female Gender Share

Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages teach classes in English to students whose first language is a language other than English.

Also known as: English as a Second Language Teacher.

You need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education majoring in English as a second language to work as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Tasks
  • assessing the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
  • teaching students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assisting students within normal classroom settings
  • teaching students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
  • providing assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
  • designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing materials
  • preparing course outlines and goals
  • assigning lessons, correcting homework, and preparing and grading exams
  • analysing, recording and reporting progress to regular classroom teachers, parents and students

You need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education majoring in English as a second language to work as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages who can communicate clearly with people from diverse backgrounds, are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Geography

    47% 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

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Foreign language

    37% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  14. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Biology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  3. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    39% 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

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Training and teaching others

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Working with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    35% 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, 25-3011.00 - Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors.

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. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  2. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  3. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Public speaking

    85% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  10. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  13. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  17. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  3. Independence

    71% 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.

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    67% 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

    52% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    29% 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, 25-3011.00 - Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors.
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