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Recreation Officers

ANZSCO ID 272612

Overview

All Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

  • $1,374 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Recreation Officers

  • 1,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Recreation Officers plan, organise and coordinate recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local governments, schools, church bodies and youth organisations.

You usually need a formal qualification in sport and recreation, leisure and health, or another related field to work as a Recreation Officer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Identifies issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation.
  • Organises local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in sport and recreation, leisure and health, or another related field to work as a Recreation Officer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university 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 and Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers who can communicate and are mature and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of material resources

    36% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Stamina

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  16. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    34% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    62% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Coaching and developing others

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    56% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

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, 39-9032.00 - Recreation Workers.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  12. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Electronic mail

    75% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    72% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 39-9032.00 - Recreation Workers.

All Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

  • $1,374 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Recreation Officers

  • 1,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Recreation Officers plan, organise and coordinate recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local governments, schools, church bodies and youth organisations.

You usually need a formal qualification in sport and recreation, leisure and health, or another related field to work as a Recreation Officer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Identifies issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation.
  • Organises local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions.

You usually need a formal qualification in sport and recreation, leisure and health, or another related field to work as a Recreation Officer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university 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 and Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Employers look for Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers who can communicate and are mature and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    54% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Management of material resources

    36% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Stamina

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  16. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    34% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    62% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Coaching and developing others

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    56% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

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, 39-9032.00 - Recreation Workers.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  4. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  12. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Electronic mail

    75% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    72% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    90% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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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, 39-9032.00 - Recreation Workers.
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