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Overview

All Child Carers

  • $953 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Nannies

  • 8,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 23% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 25 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Nannies assist parents in the provision of ongoing care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the child's home.

You can work as a Nanny without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in early childhood education and care may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities.
  • Manages children's behaviour and guides children's social development.
  • Prepares and conducts activities for children.
  • Entertains children by reading and playing games.
  • Supervises children in recreational activities.
  • Supervises the daily routine of children.
  • Supervises the hygiene of children.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Nanny without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in early childhood education and care 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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Child Carers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic, and interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    41% 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.

  6. Philosophy and theology

    40% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Food production

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    25% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Fine arts

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    27% 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. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  5. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Stamina

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Coaching and developing others

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    50% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    32% Skill level

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

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Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    86% Important

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

  5. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  7. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  8. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Letters and memos

    71% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    67% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Being exact or accurate

    64% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Independence

    71% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    55% 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. Recognition

    33% 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.

  6. Support

    29% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  5. Practical

    38% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9011.01 - Nannies.

All Child Carers

  • $953 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Nannies

  • 8,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 23% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 25 years Average age
  • 97% female Gender Share

Nannies assist parents in the provision of ongoing care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the child's home.

You can work as a Nanny without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in early childhood education and care may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities.
  • Manages children's behaviour and guides children's social development.
  • Prepares and conducts activities for children.
  • Entertains children by reading and playing games.
  • Supervises children in recreational activities.
  • Supervises the daily routine of children.
  • Supervises the hygiene of children.

You can work as a Nanny without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in early childhood education and care 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 Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Child Carers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic, and interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    41% 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.

  6. Philosophy and theology

    40% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Food production

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    25% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Fine arts

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    27% 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. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  5. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Stamina

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Coaching and developing others

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    50% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Managing payments and orders

    47% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    32% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9011.01 - Nannies.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    86% Important

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

  5. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  7. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  8. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Letters and memos

    71% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    67% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    67% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  17. Spend time standing

    66% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Being exact or accurate

    64% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Independence

    71% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    55% 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. Recognition

    33% 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.

  6. Support

    29% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    57% Important

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

  5. Practical

    38% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9011.01 - Nannies.
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