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Paediatric Surgeons

ANZSCO ID 253516

Overview

All Surgeons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Paediatric Surgeons

  • 110 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 58 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Paediatric Surgeons provide surgical care and treatment to children from birth up to, and including, adolescence.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Paediatric Surgeon.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimates and explains risks to patients, and selects the best operational procedures.
  • Reviews reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories.
  • Consults with anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients.
  • Performs surgical operations.
  • Examines instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed.
  • Instructs other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements.
  • Prescribes post-operative care, and observes and investigates patients' progress.
  • Maintains records of operations performed.
  • May specialise in particular types of operations.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Paediatric Surgeon.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Surgeons who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    97% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Customer and personal service

    82% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    70% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Physics

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    84% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Instructing

    68% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    66% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    63% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    91% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  2. Problem spotting

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Inductive reasoning

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    75% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Near vision

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    68% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    68% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    59% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    94% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    93% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    89% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    82% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    70% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

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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, 29-1067.00 - Surgeons.

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. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    93% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Disease or infection

    89% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    85% Important

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

  19. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Competition

    83% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    95% Important

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

  3. Independence

    90% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    88% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    86% 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

    81% 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

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1067.00 - Surgeons.

All Surgeons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Paediatric Surgeons

  • 110 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 58 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Paediatric Surgeons provide surgical care and treatment to children from birth up to, and including, adolescence.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Paediatric Surgeon.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimates and explains risks to patients, and selects the best operational procedures.
  • Reviews reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories.
  • Consults with anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients.
  • Performs surgical operations.
  • Examines instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed.
  • Instructs other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements.
  • Prescribes post-operative care, and observes and investigates patients' progress.
  • Maintains records of operations performed.
  • May specialise in particular types of operations.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Paediatric Surgeon.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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.

Employers look for Surgeons who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    97% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Customer and personal service

    82% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    70% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    70% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Physics

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    84% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active learning

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    70% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Instructing

    68% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    66% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Writing

    64% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    63% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Learning strategies

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    91% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  2. Problem spotting

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Inductive reasoning

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    79% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    75% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Near vision

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    68% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    68% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Flexibility of closure

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Brainstorming

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Selective attention

    59% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    94% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    93% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    89% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    82% Skill level

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

  5. Researching and investigating

    82% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

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

  11. Giving expert advice

    70% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  12. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  13. Training and teaching others

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

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, 29-1067.00 - Surgeons.

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. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Physically close to people

    98% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    93% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Disease or infection

    89% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    85% Important

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

  19. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Competition

    83% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    95% Important

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

  3. Independence

    90% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    88% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    86% 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

    81% 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

    90% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1067.00 - Surgeons.
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