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Security Consultants

ANZSCO ID 442216

Overview

All Security Officers and Guards

  • $1,318 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Security Consultants

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 16% female Gender Share

Security Consultants advise clients on security requirements, and recommend and design security specifications.

You usually need extensive experience and a formal qualification in security operations or security and risk management to work as a Security Consultant. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Advises clients on security requirements and designing security specifications.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need extensive experience and a formal qualification in security operations or security and risk management to work as a Security Consultant. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Public safety and security

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Technical design

    63% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Operations analysis

    52% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  12. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    69% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  19. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% Important

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

  2. Support

    76% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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.

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    76% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists.

All Security Officers and Guards

  • $1,318 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Security Consultants

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 16% female Gender Share

Security Consultants advise clients on security requirements, and recommend and design security specifications.

You usually need extensive experience and a formal qualification in security operations or security and risk management to work as a Security Consultant. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Advises clients on security requirements and designing security specifications.

You usually need extensive experience and a formal qualification in security operations or security and risk management to work as a Security Consultant. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Property Services and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Public safety and security

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Technical design

    63% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Operations analysis

    52% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  12. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    69% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    78% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  19. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% Important

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

  2. Support

    76% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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.

  4. Recognition

    67% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    64% 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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    76% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists.
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