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Other ICT Managers

ANZSCO ID 135199

Overview

All ICT Managers

  • $2,766 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other ICT Managers

  • 5,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 21% female Gender Share

Other ICT Managers includes jobs like IT Service Delivery Manager and Network Manager.

You usually need a bachelor degree in information technology and extensive experience in the ICT industry to work as an Other ICT Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Analyses information needs and specifies technology to meet those needs.
  • Formulates and directs information and communication technology (ICT) strategies, policies and plans.
  • Directs the selection and installation of ICT resources and the provision of user training.
  • Directs ICT operations and sets priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations.
  • Oversees the security of ICT systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in information technology and extensive experience in the ICT industry to work as an Other ICT Manager. 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 Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways may interest you.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for ICT Managers who can communicate clearly to a diverse range of people, and provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Management of material resources

    50% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  20. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Scheduling work and activities

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    73% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Guiding and directing staff

    72% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    72% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Managing payments and orders

    71% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    68% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

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, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  8. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  12. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    71% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    59% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    74% 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. Recognition

    71% 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. Relationships

    48% 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

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.

All ICT Managers

  • $2,766 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other ICT Managers

  • 5,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 21% female Gender Share

Other ICT Managers includes jobs like IT Service Delivery Manager and Network Manager.

You usually need a bachelor degree in information technology and extensive experience in the ICT industry to work as an Other ICT Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Analyses information needs and specifies technology to meet those needs.
  • Formulates and directs information and communication technology (ICT) strategies, policies and plans.
  • Directs the selection and installation of ICT resources and the provision of user training.
  • Directs ICT operations and sets priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations.
  • Oversees the security of ICT systems.

You usually need a bachelor degree in information technology and extensive experience in the ICT industry to work as an Other ICT Manager. 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 Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways may interest you.

Employers look for ICT Managers who can communicate clearly to a diverse range of people, and provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Production and processing

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Management of material resources

    50% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  20. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  14. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Scheduling work and activities

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    73% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Guiding and directing staff

    72% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    72% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Managing payments and orders

    71% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Working with computers

    68% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    59% Skill level

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

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, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  8. Spend time sitting

    85% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  12. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    71% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Conflict situations

    68% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

  20. Consequence of error

    59% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    74% 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. Recognition

    71% 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. Relationships

    48% 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

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.09 - Information Technology Project Managers.
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