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Other Environmental Scientists

ANZSCO ID 234399

Overview

All Environmental Scientists

  • $1,779 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Other Environmental Scientists

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Other Environmental Scientists includes jobs like Environmental Educator, and Soil Scientist.

You usually need a bachelor degree in science to work as an Other Environmental Scientist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Studies origins, composition and distribution of soils and the materials from which soils are formed.
  • Investigates effect of land use practices on soil.
  • Analyses soil for elements and develops methods for altering soil characteristics to suit different plants.
  • Plans and co-ordinates management practices for the control of soil degradation due to erosion, cultivation, excess water or salinity.
  • Advises on moisture conservation, irrigation and drainage.
  • Advises on suitability of soil use for cropping, horticulture, pasture, forestry and alternative systems of land use, including waste disposal.
  • Advises on use of soil for engineering purposes and on restoration of soil following massive disturbances through mining and other exploitative operations.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in science to work as an Other Environmental Scientist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Environmental Scientists 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. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    61% 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.

  6. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Science

    48% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Giving expert advice

    58% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% 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, 19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.

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

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    83% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    73% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    57% 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.

  5. Independence

    52% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.

All Environmental Scientists

  • $1,779 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Other Environmental Scientists

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Other Environmental Scientists includes jobs like Environmental Educator, and Soil Scientist.

You usually need a bachelor degree in science to work as an Other Environmental Scientist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Studies origins, composition and distribution of soils and the materials from which soils are formed.
  • Investigates effect of land use practices on soil.
  • Analyses soil for elements and develops methods for altering soil characteristics to suit different plants.
  • Plans and co-ordinates management practices for the control of soil degradation due to erosion, cultivation, excess water or salinity.
  • Advises on moisture conservation, irrigation and drainage.
  • Advises on suitability of soil use for cropping, horticulture, pasture, forestry and alternative systems of land use, including waste disposal.
  • Advises on use of soil for engineering purposes and on restoration of soil following massive disturbances through mining and other exploitative operations.

You usually need a bachelor degree in science to work as an Other Environmental Scientist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Employers look for Environmental Scientists 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. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Geography

    61% 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.

  6. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Science

    48% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Checking compliance with standards

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    60% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Giving expert advice

    58% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    44% 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, 19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.

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

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    85% Important

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

  7. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    83% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  12. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    73% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    57% 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.

  5. Independence

    52% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    86% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.
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