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Hydrographers

ANZSCO ID 311415

Overview

All Science Technicians

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Hydrographers

  • 590 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 16% female Gender Share

Hydrographers measure, analyse and maintain the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and survey and map oceans, seas and rivers.

You usually need a formal qualification in water industry operations, hydrography, geomatics or another related field to work as a Hydrographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Prepares technical documentation and drawings for hydrographic survey solutions.
  • Performs routine mathematical calculations and computations of measurements for surveying and charting bodies of water.
  • Checks, calibrates and maintains surveying, sonar, navigational and other hydrography equipment.
  • Collects surveying data using computer systems, echo sounders, sonar, GPS and other navigation systems.
  • Conducts fieldwork by collecting water bed samples and aquatic life for laboratory experiments, tests and analyses.
  • Prepares maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports on the currents and compositions of water bodies.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in water industry operations, hydrography, geomatics or another related field to work as a Hydrographer. 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 Laboratory Operations, Food Processing and Australian Meat Processing VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Science Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    72% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  5. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  8. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    64% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    57% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  14. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Systems analysis

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Working with numbers

    50% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    67% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    64% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9121.02 - Water Resource Specialists.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  7. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  8. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  19. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    62% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    62% 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.

  6. Support

    57% 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. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9121.02 - Water Resource Specialists.

All Science Technicians

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Hydrographers

  • 590 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 16% female Gender Share

Hydrographers measure, analyse and maintain the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and survey and map oceans, seas and rivers.

You usually need a formal qualification in water industry operations, hydrography, geomatics or another related field to work as a Hydrographer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Prepares technical documentation and drawings for hydrographic survey solutions.
  • Performs routine mathematical calculations and computations of measurements for surveying and charting bodies of water.
  • Checks, calibrates and maintains surveying, sonar, navigational and other hydrography equipment.
  • Collects surveying data using computer systems, echo sounders, sonar, GPS and other navigation systems.
  • Conducts fieldwork by collecting water bed samples and aquatic life for laboratory experiments, tests and analyses.
  • Prepares maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports on the currents and compositions of water bodies.

You usually need a formal qualification in water industry operations, hydrography, geomatics or another related field to work as a Hydrographer. 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 Laboratory Operations, Food Processing and Australian Meat Processing VET training pathways.

Employers look for Science Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Geography

    72% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  5. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  8. Computers and electronics

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Biology

    64% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    57% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  14. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Systems analysis

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Working with numbers

    50% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Communicating within a team

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    67% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    64% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    62% 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, 11-9121.02 - Water Resource Specialists.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  7. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  8. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  19. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    62% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    62% 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.

  6. Support

    57% 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. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 11-9121.02 - Water Resource Specialists.
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