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Other Counsellors and Life Coaches

ANZSCO ID 272199

Overview

All Counsellors

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

Other Counsellors and Life Coaches

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 79% female Gender Share

Other Counsellors and Life Coaches includes jobs like Gambling Counsellor, Grief Counsellor, Life Coach, Sexual Assault Counsellor, and Trauma Counsellor. Occupations in this group may work in call centres.

You usually need a formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or another related field to work as an Other Counsellor or Life Coach. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships.
  • 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.
  • Contributes information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assists parents and teachers in dealing with these needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or another related field to work as an Other Counsellor or Life Coach. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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

    99% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    97% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    89% Skill level

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

  4. Sociology and anthropology

    73% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Biology

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    79% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    59% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Training and teaching others

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    73% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    68% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% 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, 19-3031.03 - Counseling Psychologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    92% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    67% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    86% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    76% 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. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% 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, 19-3031.03 - Counseling Psychologists.

All Counsellors

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

Other Counsellors and Life Coaches

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 79% female Gender Share

Other Counsellors and Life Coaches includes jobs like Gambling Counsellor, Grief Counsellor, Life Coach, Sexual Assault Counsellor, and Trauma Counsellor. Occupations in this group may work in call centres.

You usually need a formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or another related field to work as an Other Counsellor or Life Coach. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
  • Assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships.
  • 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.
  • Contributes information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assists parents and teachers in dealing with these needs.
  • May work in a call centre.

You usually need a formal qualification in counselling, psychology, social work or another related field to work as an Other Counsellor or Life Coach. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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

    99% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    97% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    89% Skill level

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

  4. Sociology and anthropology

    73% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Philosophy and theology

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Biology

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  19. History and archeology

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    79% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    63% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    59% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  19. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Training and teaching others

    82% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    73% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    68% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% 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, 19-3031.03 - Counseling Psychologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    99% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Unstructured work

    95% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  8. Spend time sitting

    92% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    67% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% 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

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    86% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    76% 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. Support

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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