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Overview

All Podiatrists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 4,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

Specialisations: Podiatric Surgeon.

You need a bachelor degree in podiatry to work as a Podiatrist.

Tasks
  • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
  • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
  • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
  • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
  • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
  • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
  • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
  • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in podiatry to work as a Podiatrist.

Registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency 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 Podiatrists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Biology

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Providing office support

    67% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  10. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    59% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

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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

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Physically close to people

    96% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Disease or infection

    90% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    83% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    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.

  4. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    79% 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. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1081.00 - Podiatrists.

All Podiatrists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 4,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

Specialisations: Podiatric Surgeon.

You need a bachelor degree in podiatry to work as a Podiatrist.

Tasks
  • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
  • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
  • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
  • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
  • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
  • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
  • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
  • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

You need a bachelor degree in podiatry to work as a Podiatrist.

Registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency 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 Podiatrists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Biology

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    77% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% 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. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  9. Providing office support

    67% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  10. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    64% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Guiding and directing staff

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    59% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

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, 29-1081.00 - Podiatrists.

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

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Physically close to people

    96% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Disease or infection

    90% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  10. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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

    83% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    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.

  4. Recognition

    81% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    79% 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. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1081.00 - Podiatrists.
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