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Computer Network Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2631

Overview

All Computer Network Professionals

  • $2,021 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 42,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.

You usually need a bachelor degree in a related information technology field (such as network engineering or computer networks and systems) to work as a Computer Network Professional. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Tasks
  • analysing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
  • researching, analysing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
  • assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems
  • providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
  • providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
  • preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
  • monitoring network traffic, and activity, capacity and usage to ensure continued integrity and optimal network performance

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in a related information technology field (such as network engineering or computer networks and systems) to work as a Computer Network Professional. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Computer Network Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Telecommunications

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    56% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Technical design

    54% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    31% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operations analysis

    63% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  2. Systems analysis

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Quality control analysis

    57% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  7. Active learning

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    53% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Technology design

    53% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  14. Time management

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Speaking

    51% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  17. Learning strategies

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Writing

    51% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    60% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Written comprehension

    58% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    53% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Visualization

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    49% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Selective attention

    49% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    46% 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. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Giving expert advice

    63% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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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, 15-1143.00 - Computer Network Architects.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  8. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Letters and memos

    71% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  17. Contact with the public

    65% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  20. Physically close to people

    61% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    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.

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    62% 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. Support

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 15-1143.00 - Computer Network Architects.

All Computer Network Professionals

  • $2,021 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 42,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.

You usually need a bachelor degree in a related information technology field (such as network engineering or computer networks and systems) to work as a Computer Network Professional. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Tasks
  • analysing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
  • researching, analysing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
  • assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems
  • providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
  • providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
  • preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
  • monitoring network traffic, and activity, capacity and usage to ensure continued integrity and optimal network performance

You usually need a bachelor degree in a related information technology field (such as network engineering or computer networks and systems) to work as a Computer Network Professional. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Computer Network Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Telecommunications

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    56% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Technical design

    54% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  9. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    31% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  16. Law and government

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operations analysis

    63% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  2. Systems analysis

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Quality control analysis

    57% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  7. Active learning

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    53% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Technology design

    53% Skill level

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  14. Time management

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Speaking

    51% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  17. Learning strategies

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Writing

    51% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    60% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Written comprehension

    58% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    53% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Visualization

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    49% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Selective attention

    49% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    46% 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. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Giving expert advice

    63% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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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, 15-1143.00 - Computer Network Architects.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  8. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Spend time sitting

    81% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Letters and memos

    71% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  17. Contact with the public

    65% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  20. Physically close to people

    61% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

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

    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.

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    62% 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. Support

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 15-1143.00 - Computer Network Architects.
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