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Other Automobile Drivers

ANZSCO ID 731199

Overview

All Automobile Drivers

  • $970 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Automobile Drivers

  • 7,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Other Automobile Drivers includes jobs like Oversize Load Pilot Escort, and Rental Car Ferry Driver.

You can work as an Other Automobile Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Plans trips.
  • Observes prescribed speeds, nearby traffic, travelling conditions and signals to ensure safe arrival of loads/vehicles.
  • Ensures load/vehicles arrive at destinations on time.
  • Load pilots will also route plan to avoid or manage narrow roads/bridges and overhead structures and objects and obtain any required permits and consents from roading, infrastructure or other authorities and ensure compliance with all laws, rules and regulations relating to the movement of oversized vehicles and loads.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Automobile Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations 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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Automobile Drivers who are responsible, provide good customer service and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    25% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    23% 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.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Computers and electronics

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Rate control

    52% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  4. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  7. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Peripheral vision

    43% Skill level

    See things to your side when your eyes are looking ahead.

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Glare sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  20. Colour discrimination

    36% 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

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    55% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    27% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 53-3041.00 - Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

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

    93% Important

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

  2. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  10. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    67% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Telephone

    65% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Conflict situations

    62% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    61% Important

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

  19. Unstructured work

    59% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    59% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    48% 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. 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.

  4. Relationships

    38% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  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. Practical

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% 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, 53-3041.00 - Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

All Automobile Drivers

  • $970 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Automobile Drivers

  • 7,000 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 10% female Gender Share

Other Automobile Drivers includes jobs like Oversize Load Pilot Escort, and Rental Car Ferry Driver.

You can work as an Other Automobile Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Plans trips.
  • Observes prescribed speeds, nearby traffic, travelling conditions and signals to ensure safe arrival of loads/vehicles.
  • Ensures load/vehicles arrive at destinations on time.
  • Load pilots will also route plan to avoid or manage narrow roads/bridges and overhead structures and objects and obtain any required permits and consents from roading, infrastructure or other authorities and ensure compliance with all laws, rules and regulations relating to the movement of oversized vehicles and loads.

You can work as an Other Automobile Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations 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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Automobile Drivers who are responsible, provide good customer service and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    25% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    23% 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.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Computers and electronics

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Persuasion

    29% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Rate control

    52% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  4. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  7. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Peripheral vision

    43% Skill level

    See things to your side when your eyes are looking ahead.

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Glare sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  20. Colour discrimination

    36% 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

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    55% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Doing physically active work

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    27% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 53-3041.00 - Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

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

    93% Important

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

  2. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    74% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  10. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    68% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    67% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Telephone

    65% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  16. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Conflict situations

    62% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    61% Important

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

  19. Unstructured work

    59% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    59% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    48% 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. 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.

  4. Relationships

    38% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  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. Practical

    81% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% 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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3041.00 - Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.
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