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Paediatricians

ANZSCO ID 253321

Overview

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Paediatricians

  • 1,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Paediatricians investigate, diagnose and treat internal diseases and disorders in children from birth up to, and including, adolescence.

Specialisations: Neonatologist, Paediatric Thoracic Physician.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Paediatrician can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Prospects

Pathways

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Paediatrician can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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 Specialist Physicians 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    70% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Science

    63% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% 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. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    39% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1065.00 - Pediatricians, General.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Disease or infection

    93% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  11. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Health and safety of others

    82% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Conflict situations

    73% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Relationships

    95% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  6. Support

    67% Important

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

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. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    48% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

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, 29-1065.00 - Pediatricians, General.

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Paediatricians

  • 1,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Paediatricians investigate, diagnose and treat internal diseases and disorders in children from birth up to, and including, adolescence.

Specialisations: Neonatologist, Paediatric Thoracic Physician.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Paediatrician can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Medical practitioners who want to specialise as a Paediatrician can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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 Specialist Physicians 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    70% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Science

    63% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% 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. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    78% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Looking for changes over time

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Working with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    39% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1065.00 - Pediatricians, General.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Disease or infection

    93% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  11. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Health and safety of others

    82% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Conflict situations

    73% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Relationships

    95% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    86% Important

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

  6. Support

    67% Important

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

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. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    48% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

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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, 29-1065.00 - Pediatricians, General.
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