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Outdoor Adventure Guides

ANZSCO ID 4522

Overview

All Outdoor Adventure Guides

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 6,800 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 30 years Average age
  • 37% female Gender Share

Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting.

You usually need relevant experience to work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in outdoor recreation may be useful.

Tasks
  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region
  • may maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need relevant experience to work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in outdoor recreation 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 Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Outdoor Adventure Guides who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Sales and marketing

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    58% 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. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    45% Skill level

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

  9. History and archeology

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    23% 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. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech recognition

    63% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  2. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  3. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    36% 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. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Influencing people

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Guiding and directing staff

    55% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    39% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Monitoring people, processes and things

    31% Skill level

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

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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, 39-7012.00 - Travel Guides.

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. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  2. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  15. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. Support

    43% Important

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

  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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    29% 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, 39-7012.00 - Travel Guides.

All Outdoor Adventure Guides

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 6,800 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 57% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 30 years Average age
  • 37% female Gender Share

Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting.

You usually need relevant experience to work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in outdoor recreation may be useful.

Tasks
  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region
  • may maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work

You usually need relevant experience to work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in outdoor recreation 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 Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Employers look for Outdoor Adventure Guides who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Sales and marketing

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    58% 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. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    45% Skill level

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

  9. History and archeology

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Philosophy and theology

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Fine arts

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    23% 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. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech recognition

    63% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  2. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  3. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    36% 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. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Influencing people

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Guiding and directing staff

    55% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    39% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Monitoring people, processes and things

    31% Skill level

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

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, 39-7012.00 - Travel Guides.

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. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  2. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  6. Impact of decisions

    90% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  15. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    75% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Physically close to people

    62% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    71% 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.

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. Support

    43% Important

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

  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. Enterprising

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    29% Important

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

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