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Psychotherapists

ANZSCO ID 272314

Overview

All Psychologists and Psychotherapists

  • $1,857 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Psychotherapists

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 35% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 81% female Gender Share

Psychotherapists provide diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Specialisations: Art Psychotherapist or Therapist.

You usually need a bachelor degree in psychotherapy to work as a Psychotherapist.

Tasks
  • Collects data about clients and assesses their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders.
  • Administers and interprets diagnostic tests and formulates plans for treatment.
  • Develops, administers and evaluates individual and group treatment programs.
  • Consults with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in psychotherapy to work as a Psychotherapist.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Psychologists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    96% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    92% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Fine arts

    69% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Philosophy and theology

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    10% 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

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% 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

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    59% 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. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Explaining things to people

    53% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.01 - Art Therapists.

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

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  7. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Angry or unpleasant people

    73% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  14. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Conflict situations

    70% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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

    70% Important

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

  18. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    60% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Consequence of error

    58% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

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

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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

    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.

  6. Support

    52% 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

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    95% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 29-1125.01 - Art Therapists.

All Psychologists and Psychotherapists

  • $1,857 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Psychotherapists

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 35% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 81% female Gender Share

Psychotherapists provide diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Specialisations: Art Psychotherapist or Therapist.

You usually need a bachelor degree in psychotherapy to work as a Psychotherapist.

Tasks
  • Collects data about clients and assesses their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders.
  • Administers and interprets diagnostic tests and formulates plans for treatment.
  • Develops, administers and evaluates individual and group treatment programs.
  • Consults with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans.

You usually need a bachelor degree in psychotherapy to work as a Psychotherapist.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Psychologists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Therapy and counselling

    96% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    92% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Fine arts

    69% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Philosophy and theology

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Communications and media

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Medicine and dentistry

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    10% 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

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% 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

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    59% 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. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    80% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    68% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  18. Explaining things to people

    53% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.01 - Art Therapists.

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

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  7. Electronic mail

    89% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Angry or unpleasant people

    73% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  14. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Conflict situations

    70% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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

    70% Important

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

  18. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    60% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Consequence of error

    58% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

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

    81% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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

    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.

  6. Support

    52% 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

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    95% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.01 - Art Therapists.
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