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Registered Nurses (Paediatrics)

ANZSCO ID 254425

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Paediatrics)

  • 5,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 47% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 96% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Paediatrics) provide nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Paediatrics). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatments and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Paediatrics). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 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 Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Biology

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    79% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    40% Skill level

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

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, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Disease or infection

    96% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  12. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    79% 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. Support

    86% 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.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. Independence

    76% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    69% 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. 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.

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% 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, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Paediatrics)

  • 5,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 47% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 96% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Paediatrics) provide nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Paediatrics). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatments and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Paediatrics). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 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 Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Therapy and counselling

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Medicine and dentistry

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Biology

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Sociology and anthropology

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Philosophy and theology

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    79% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    40% Skill level

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

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, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    98% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Disease or infection

    96% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  12. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    79% 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. Support

    86% 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.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  4. Independence

    76% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    69% 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. 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.

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    24% 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, 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses.
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