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Nurserypersons

ANZSCO ID 3624

Overview

All Nurserypersons

  • $1,073 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 66% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

Specialisations: Plant Propagator.

You can work as a Nurseryperson without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in retail nursery, production nursery, horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
  • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
  • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Nurseryperson without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in retail nursery, production nursery, horticulture or agriculture 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 Nurserypersons who make good decisions, are physically fit and have a mature attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  3. Food production

    32% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  4. Biology

    32% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Geography

    22% 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.

  11. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    17% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. English language

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Sociology and anthropology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Operation and control

    23% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    20% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  6. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Stamina

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech recognition

    37% 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

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    47% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Communicating with the public

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    34% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    23% 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, 45-2092.01 - Nursery 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. Spend time standing

    94% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    85% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  5. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  7. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    68% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  12. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    64% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  13. Health and safety of others

    62% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Teamwork

    62% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    61% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    60% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  17. Impact of decisions

    55% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    54% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    54% Important

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

  20. Telephone

    53% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    43% 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.

  4. Independence

    33% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 45-2092.01 - Nursery Workers.

All Nurserypersons

  • $1,073 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 66% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

Specialisations: Plant Propagator.

You can work as a Nurseryperson without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in retail nursery, production nursery, horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
  • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
  • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

You can work as a Nurseryperson without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in retail nursery, production nursery, horticulture or agriculture 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 Nurserypersons who make good decisions, are physically fit and have a mature attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  3. Food production

    32% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  4. Biology

    32% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Geography

    22% 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.

  11. Public safety and security

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    17% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. English language

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Sociology and anthropology

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Mathematics

    25% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Operation and control

    23% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    20% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  6. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Stamina

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech recognition

    37% 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

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    47% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Communicating with the public

    35% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    34% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    32% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    23% 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, 45-2092.01 - Nursery 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. Spend time standing

    94% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    85% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  5. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  7. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    68% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  12. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    64% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  13. Health and safety of others

    62% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Teamwork

    62% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    61% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Outdoors, under cover

    60% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  17. Impact of decisions

    55% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    54% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    54% Important

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

  20. Telephone

    53% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    43% 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.

  4. Independence

    33% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 45-2092.01 - Nursery Workers.
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