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Other Engineering Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2339

Overview

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 15,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Other Engineering Professionals includes occupations such as Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Environmental Engineers and Naval Architects.

You need a bachelor degree in engineering or a diploma of engineering (technical) to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight
  • performs and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment
  • applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
  • analyses and modifies new and existing engineering technologies and applies them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects
  • assesses the impact on air, water, soil and noise levels in the vicinity of engineering projects, plans and designs equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material, and assesses what may cause problems for the environment in the long-term. Registration or licensing is required
  • designs and oversees the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in engineering or a diploma of engineering (technical) to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    76% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Chemistry

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    70% 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.

  7. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    75% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Giving expert advice

    75% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    66% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    62% 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, 17-2081.00 - Environmental Engineers.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  11. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  17. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    65% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    81% 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. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  6. Support

    62% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    43% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 17-2081.00 - Environmental Engineers.

All Other Engineering Professionals

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 15,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 15% female Gender Share

Other Engineering Professionals includes occupations such as Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Environmental Engineers and Naval Architects.

You need a bachelor degree in engineering or a diploma of engineering (technical) to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight
  • performs and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment
  • applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
  • analyses and modifies new and existing engineering technologies and applies them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects
  • assesses the impact on air, water, soil and noise levels in the vicinity of engineering projects, plans and designs equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material, and assesses what may cause problems for the environment in the long-term. Registration or licensing is required
  • designs and oversees the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures

You need a bachelor degree in engineering or a diploma of engineering (technical) to work as an Other Engineering Professional. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    77% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    76% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Chemistry

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Geography

    70% 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.

  7. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Memorization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    81% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    75% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Giving expert advice

    75% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  13. Thinking creatively

    74% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    66% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    62% 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, 17-2081.00 - Environmental Engineers.

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

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  11. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Contact with the public

    76% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  17. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  19. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    65% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    81% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    81% 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. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  6. Support

    62% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    43% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 17-2081.00 - Environmental Engineers.
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