ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Out of School Hours Care Workers

ANZSCO ID 421114

Overview

All Child Carers

  • $953 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Out of School Hours Care Workers

  • 8,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 11% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 24 years Average age
  • 79% female Gender Share

Out of School Hours Care Workers provide care for school age children in an out of school hours care program.

You can work as an Out of School Hours Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in school age 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 an Out of School Hours Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in school age 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. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    37% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Medicine and dentistry

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Philosophy and theology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    11% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  6. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    50% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

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

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, 39-9011.00 - Childcare 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. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  10. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    72% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Disease or infection

    69% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    64% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Spend time standing

    63% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    57% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    40% 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

    38% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% 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

    24% 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, 39-9011.00 - Childcare Workers.

All Child Carers

  • $953 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Out of School Hours Care Workers

  • 8,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 11% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 24 years Average age
  • 79% female Gender Share

Out of School Hours Care Workers provide care for school age children in an out of school hours care program.

You can work as an Out of School Hours Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in school age 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 an Out of School Hours Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in school age 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. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    37% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Medicine and dentistry

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Philosophy and theology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    11% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  6. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    50% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

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

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, 39-9011.00 - Childcare 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. Teamwork

    97% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  2. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  10. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    72% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Disease or infection

    69% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    64% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Spend time standing

    63% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    57% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    40% 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

    38% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% 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

    24% 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, 39-9011.00 - Childcare Workers.
go to top