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Hospital orderlies

ANZSCO ID 423311

Overview

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Hospital orderlies

  • 12,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Hospital Orderlies assist with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.

Also known as: Wardsperson or Patient Services Assistant.

You can work as a Hospital Orderly without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in health support services or health services assistance may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating.
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs.
  • Moves patients around the facility by pushing them in wheelchairs or in mobile beds.
  • Moves equipment around the facility.
  • Performs generally manual support tasks at the direction of medical staff.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Hospital Orderly without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in health support services or health services assistance 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 Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    28% Skill level

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

  5. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    9% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Critical thinking

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    23% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Troubleshooting

    23% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Operation monitoring

    20% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Dynamic strength

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  9. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Explosive strength

    37% Skill level

    Quickly jump, sprint, or throw an object.

  14. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Whole body coordination

    37% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Balance

    32% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    38% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

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, 31-1015.00 - Orderlies.

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 people

    98% Important

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

  2. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  3. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    92% Important

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

  8. Walking and running

    92% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    87% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Relationships

    62% 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. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 31-1015.00 - Orderlies.

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Hospital orderlies

  • 12,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Hospital Orderlies assist with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.

Also known as: Wardsperson or Patient Services Assistant.

You can work as a Hospital Orderly without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in health support services or health services assistance may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating.
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs.
  • Moves patients around the facility by pushing them in wheelchairs or in mobile beds.
  • Moves equipment around the facility.
  • Performs generally manual support tasks at the direction of medical staff.

You can work as a Hospital Orderly without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in health support services or health services assistance 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 Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    28% Skill level

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

  5. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Biology

    9% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  2. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Critical thinking

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    23% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Troubleshooting

    23% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Operation monitoring

    20% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Dynamic strength

    41% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  9. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Stamina

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Explosive strength

    37% Skill level

    Quickly jump, sprint, or throw an object.

  14. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Whole body coordination

    37% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Balance

    32% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Building good relationships

    59% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Controlling equipment or machines

    38% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    38% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

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, 31-1015.00 - Orderlies.

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 people

    98% Important

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

  2. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  3. Physically close to people

    97% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    92% Important

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

  8. Walking and running

    92% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    87% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    85% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    83% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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.

  2. Relationships

    62% 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. Working conditions

    40% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Administrative

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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