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Park Rangers

ANZSCO ID 234314

Overview

All Environmental Scientists

  • $1,779 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Park Rangers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Park Rangers assist in controlling a State or national park, scenic area, historic site, nature reserve, recreation area or conservation reserve in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.

Specialisations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Ranger.

You can work as a Park Ranger without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in land or park management or a similar field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Implements policies and organises activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage.
  • Participates in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Park Ranger without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in land or park management or a similar field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university 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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Environmental Scientists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    73% 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.

  4. History and archeology

    68% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Explaining things to people

    71% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  9. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    48% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    42% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-1031.03 - Park Naturalists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Public speaking

    89% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  7. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  10. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Outdoors, under cover

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    76% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    71% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Independence

    57% 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. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    43% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    24% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 19-1031.03 - Park Naturalists.

All Environmental Scientists

  • $1,779 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Park Rangers

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Park Rangers assist in controlling a State or national park, scenic area, historic site, nature reserve, recreation area or conservation reserve in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.

Specialisations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Ranger.

You can work as a Park Ranger without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in land or park management or a similar field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Implements policies and organises activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage.
  • Participates in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance.

You can work as a Park Ranger without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in land or park management or a similar field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university 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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Employers look for Environmental Scientists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    73% 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.

  4. History and archeology

    68% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Communications and media

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Biology

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Operations analysis

    39% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Negotiation

    36% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Explaining things to people

    71% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Handling and moving objects

    66% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  9. Thinking creatively

    66% Skill level

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

  10. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    48% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Providing office support

    42% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-1031.03 - Park Naturalists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Public speaking

    89% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  7. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  10. Unstructured work

    87% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Outdoors, under cover

    77% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  16. Very hot or cold temperatures

    76% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    71% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    64% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  4. Independence

    57% 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. Recognition

    57% Important

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

  6. Support

    43% 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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    24% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 19-1031.03 - Park Naturalists.
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