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Landscape Gardeners

ANZSCO ID 362213

Overview

All Gardeners

  • $1,078 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Landscape Gardeners

  • 20,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Landscape Gardeners plan and construct garden landscapes.

You can work as a Landscape Gardener without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in landscaping or horticulture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares plans and drawings, selects materials and plants, and schedules landscape construction.
  • Sets out and installs hardscape and softscape structures.
  • Constructs gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture.
  • Prepares seedbeds and growing sites.
  • Plants trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs.
  • Prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass or laying instant turf.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Landscape Gardener without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in landscaping or horticulture may be useful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Gardeners 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. Chemistry

    42% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Biology

    38% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Repairing

    29% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  13. Critical thinking

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    27% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Monitoring

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  18. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Control precision

    50% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  7. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Stamina

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Dynamic strength

    34% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  19. Speech clarity

    29% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    29% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Helping and caring for others

    43% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  15. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Driving vehicles or equipment

    40% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

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, 37-3011.00 - Landscaping and Groundskeeping 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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    95% Important

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

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    95% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  5. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  6. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    85% Important

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

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    80% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. In an open vehicle or equipment

    77% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    77% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Health and safety of others

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    66% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    64% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% 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. Support

    43% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    43% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% 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, 37-3011.00 - Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers.

All Gardeners

  • $1,078 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Landscape Gardeners

  • 20,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Landscape Gardeners plan and construct garden landscapes.

You can work as a Landscape Gardener without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in landscaping or horticulture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares plans and drawings, selects materials and plants, and schedules landscape construction.
  • Sets out and installs hardscape and softscape structures.
  • Constructs gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture.
  • Prepares seedbeds and growing sites.
  • Plants trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs.
  • Prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass or laying instant turf.

You can work as a Landscape Gardener without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in landscaping or horticulture may be useful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Gardeners 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. Chemistry

    42% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Biology

    38% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  7. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Repairing

    29% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  13. Critical thinking

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    27% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Monitoring

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    27% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  18. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Control precision

    50% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  7. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Stamina

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Dynamic strength

    34% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  19. Speech clarity

    29% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    29% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Helping and caring for others

    43% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  15. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Driving vehicles or equipment

    40% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    37% Skill level

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

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, 37-3011.00 - Landscaping and Groundskeeping 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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    95% Important

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

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    95% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  5. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  6. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    85% Important

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

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    80% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. In an open vehicle or equipment

    77% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    77% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Health and safety of others

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    66% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    64% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    48% 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. Support

    43% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    43% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% 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, 37-3011.00 - Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers.
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