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Rehabilitation Counsellors

ANZSCO ID 272114

Overview

All Counsellors

  • $1,584 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Rehabilitation Counsellors

  • 1,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 74% female Gender Share

Rehabilitation Counsellors assist physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to reintegrate into work and the community.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Rehabilitation Counsellor.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour.
  • Presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change.
  • Consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Rehabilitation Counsellor.

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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Counsellors who can communicate clearly and are caring and compassionate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    26% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    70% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    61% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    47% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-1015.00 - Rehabilitation Counselors.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Electronic mail

    78% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    64% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Independence

    57% 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. Recognition

    57% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-1015.00 - Rehabilitation Counselors.

All Counsellors

  • $1,584 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Rehabilitation Counsellors

  • 1,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 74% female Gender Share

Rehabilitation Counsellors assist physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to reintegrate into work and the community.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Rehabilitation Counsellor.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour.
  • Presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change.
  • Consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Rehabilitation Counsellor.

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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Counsellors who can communicate clearly and are caring and compassionate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    26% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    70% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  16. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    61% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    58% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    47% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-1015.00 - Rehabilitation Counselors.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Telephone

    82% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  7. Electronic mail

    78% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Physically close to people

    68% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    64% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    63% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Independence

    57% 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. Recognition

    57% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    57% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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