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Sports Umpires

ANZSCO ID 452322

Overview

All Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Sports Umpires

  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 2% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 17 years Average age
  • 28% female Gender Share

Sports Umpires officiate at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules.

Specialisations: Linesperson (Sport).

You need a high level of knowledge of your sport specialisation to work as a Sports Umpire. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Courses in officiating are often available through the relevant sporting association.

Tasks
  • Officiates at sporting events to enforce rules.
  • Co-ordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a high level of knowledge of your sport specialisation to work as a Sports Umpire. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Courses in officiating are often available through the relevant sporting association.

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 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials who are reliable, caring, compassionate and empathetic, with the ability to provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Philosophy and theology

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Selective attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  5. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Perceptual speed

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  17. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Stamina

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    65% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

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, 27-2023.00 - Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  7. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Conflict situations

    78% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  10. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  11. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  13. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Telephone

    71% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% 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. Recognition

    57% 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.

  4. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Support

    52% 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. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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, 27-2023.00 - Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.

All Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Sports Umpires

  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 2% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 17 years Average age
  • 28% female Gender Share

Sports Umpires officiate at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules.

Specialisations: Linesperson (Sport).

You need a high level of knowledge of your sport specialisation to work as a Sports Umpire. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Courses in officiating are often available through the relevant sporting association.

Tasks
  • Officiates at sporting events to enforce rules.
  • Co-ordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport.

You need a high level of knowledge of your sport specialisation to work as a Sports Umpire. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Courses in officiating are often available through the relevant sporting association.

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 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials who are reliable, caring, compassionate and empathetic, with the ability to provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Philosophy and theology

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    10% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Selective attention

    54% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  5. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  6. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Perceptual speed

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Speed of recognition

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  17. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Stamina

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    65% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    38% Skill level

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

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, 27-2023.00 - Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Competition

    81% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  7. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Conflict situations

    78% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  10. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  11. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  13. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    71% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Telephone

    71% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    70% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    62% 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. Recognition

    57% 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.

  4. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Support

    52% 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. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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