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Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

ANZSCO ID 8419

Overview

All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

  • $1,086 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 15,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers includes a range of occupations such as Hunter-Trappers and Pest Controllers.

You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management, meat processing or another related field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • hunts, traps and shoots animals for food, pelts, research and for pest control registration or licensing may be required
  • applies pest or weed management techniques to kill and control pests or weeds in domestic, commercial and industrial areas, roadsides, and private and public lands registration or licensing may be required

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management, meat processing or another related field might be helpful.

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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    43% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    26% 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.

  16. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    20% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  19. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Colour discrimination

    39% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Influencing people

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    93% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    83% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    67% 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.

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.

All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

  • $1,086 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 15,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers includes a range of occupations such as Hunter-Trappers and Pest Controllers.

You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management, meat processing or another related field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • hunts, traps and shoots animals for food, pelts, research and for pest control registration or licensing may be required
  • applies pest or weed management techniques to kill and control pests or weeds in domestic, commercial and industrial areas, roadsides, and private and public lands registration or licensing may be required

You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management, meat processing or another related field might be helpful.

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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    43% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  4. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    26% 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.

  16. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    20% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  19. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Colour discrimination

    39% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Influencing people

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    93% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    83% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    76% 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. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    67% 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.

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.
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