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Other Spatial Scientists

ANZSCO ID 232214

Overview

All Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

  • $1,958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Spatial Scientists

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Other Spatial Scientists acquire, integrate, analyse, interpret, present, manage and distribute information about locations in space and time, and develop related equipment, software and services.

Specialisations: Geographic Information Systems Manager.

You usually need a formal qualification in geographic information systems or another relevant field to work as an Other Spatial Scientist. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form.
  • Supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing spatial information systems.
  • Undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems.
  • Plans and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities.
  • Advises other scientists relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems.
  • Compiles and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure.
  • Prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters.
  • Evaluates, compiles and maintains spatial information using a range of digital and graphical source materials, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, historical data, reports and statistics.
  • Analyses and interprets data to design maps, graphs, plans, drawings and three-dimensional models using geographic information and related systems.
  • Develops and trials new applications for use in geographic information systems.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of surveying or spatial science technicians in the production and reproduction of geographic products.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in geographic information systems or another relevant field to work as an Other Spatial Scientist. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Surveyors and Spatial Scientists who work well in a team, are motivated and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    98% 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.

  2. Computers and electronics

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Biology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    37% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    59% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
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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, 15-1199.04 - Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists.

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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  11. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    68% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  16. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    65% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    64% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Letters and memos

    61% Important

    Write letters and memos.

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. 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

    69% 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

    67% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    57% 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

    57% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% 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, 15-1199.04 - Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists.

All Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

  • $1,958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Spatial Scientists

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Other Spatial Scientists acquire, integrate, analyse, interpret, present, manage and distribute information about locations in space and time, and develop related equipment, software and services.

Specialisations: Geographic Information Systems Manager.

You usually need a formal qualification in geographic information systems or another relevant field to work as an Other Spatial Scientist. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form.
  • Supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing spatial information systems.
  • Undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems.
  • Plans and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities.
  • Advises other scientists relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems.
  • Compiles and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure.
  • Prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters.
  • Evaluates, compiles and maintains spatial information using a range of digital and graphical source materials, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, historical data, reports and statistics.
  • Analyses and interprets data to design maps, graphs, plans, drawings and three-dimensional models using geographic information and related systems.
  • Develops and trials new applications for use in geographic information systems.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of surveying or spatial science technicians in the production and reproduction of geographic products.

You usually need a formal qualification in geographic information systems or another relevant field to work as an Other Spatial Scientist. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Surveyors and Spatial Scientists who work well in a team, are motivated and organised.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    98% 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.

  2. Computers and electronics

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    73% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Education and training

    71% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Biology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  16. History and archeology

    37% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Systems analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Operations analysis

    50% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Oral comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Collecting and organising information

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Making sense of information and ideas

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Working with computers

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    59% Skill level

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

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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

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Telephone

    88% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  11. Repeating same tasks

    75% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    68% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  16. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    65% Important

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

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    64% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Letters and memos

    61% Important

    Write letters and memos.

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. 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

    69% 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

    67% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    57% 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

    57% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 15-1199.04 - Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists.
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