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Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

ANZSCO ID 3122

Overview

All Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

  • $1,574 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 10,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

You usually need a formal qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field and experience working with drafting software to work as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field and experience working with drafting software to work as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. 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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians who interact well with others, are reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    55% 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.

  8. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Operations analysis

    46% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  12. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    85% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3011.02 - Civil Drafters.

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. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Repeating same tasks

    80% Important

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

  9. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Unstructured work

    67% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    63% Important

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

  18. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Physically close to people

    60% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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. Recognition

    52% 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 17-3011.02 - Civil Drafters.

All Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

  • $1,574 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 10,600 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

You usually need a formal qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field and experience working with drafting software to work as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

You usually need a formal qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field and experience working with drafting software to work as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. 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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians who interact well with others, are reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    68% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Geography

    55% 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.

  8. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Operations analysis

    46% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  12. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    85% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Communicating with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3011.02 - Civil Drafters.

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

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Spend time sitting

    90% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Repeating same tasks

    80% Important

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

  9. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Unstructured work

    67% Important

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

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    65% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    63% Important

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

  18. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Physically close to people

    60% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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. Recognition

    52% 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 17-3011.02 - Civil Drafters.
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