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Organisational Psychologists

ANZSCO ID 272313

Overview

All Psychologists and Psychotherapists

  • $1,857 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Organisational Psychologists

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Organisational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.

You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Organisational Psychologist.

Tasks
  • Develops interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion.
  • Conducts surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management.
  • Performs job analyses and establishes job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Organisational Psychologist.

Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Psychologists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Personnel and human resources

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    90% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    87% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    74% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Administration and management

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    27% 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.

  18. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    66% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Systems analysis

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  16. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    88% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Giving expert advice

    86% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Researching and investigating

    83% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    64% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-3032.00 - Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  11. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Conflict situations

    66% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    88% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    86% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Recognition

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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, 19-3032.00 - Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.

All Psychologists and Psychotherapists

  • $1,857 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Organisational Psychologists

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Organisational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.

You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Organisational Psychologist.

Tasks
  • Develops interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion.
  • Conducts surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management.
  • Performs job analyses and establishes job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers.

You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Organisational Psychologist.

Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Psychologists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Personnel and human resources

    91% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    90% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    87% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    74% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Administration and management

    72% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    27% 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.

  18. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Active listening

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    66% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    59% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Systems analysis

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Systems evaluation

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    48% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Written expression

    70% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Speech clarity

    61% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  16. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    88% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Giving expert advice

    86% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Researching and investigating

    83% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    75% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Explaining things to people

    73% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  17. Influencing people

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    64% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-3032.00 - Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    93% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  11. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Conflict situations

    66% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Consequence of error

    65% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Working conditions

    88% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    86% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Recognition

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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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, 19-3032.00 - Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.
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