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Personal Care Assistants

ANZSCO ID 423313

Overview

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Personal Care Assistants

  • 28,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 31% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Personal Care Assistants provide routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III or IV in individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Personal Care Assistant.

Tasks
  • Assists with personal care needs such as showering, dressing, eating, mobility, communication.
  • Participates in care planning.
  • Follows therapy plans i.e. interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems.
  • Observes/reports changes in patients' condition.
  • Reports complaints about care.
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivery of medications.

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III or IV in individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Personal Care Assistant.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    30% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Clerical

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    16% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    76% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    48% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-1011.00 - Home Health Aides.

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. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  7. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Unstructured work

    72% Important

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

  13. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Disease or infection

    70% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  17. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  18. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  3. Independence

    38% 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

    36% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

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

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% 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, 31-1011.00 - Home Health Aides.

All Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Personal Care Assistants

  • 28,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 31% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Personal Care Assistants provide routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III or IV in individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Personal Care Assistant.

Tasks
  • Assists with personal care needs such as showering, dressing, eating, mobility, communication.
  • Participates in care planning.
  • Follows therapy plans i.e. interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems.
  • Observes/reports changes in patients' condition.
  • Reports complaints about care.
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivery of medications.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III or IV in individual support, aged care or another related field to work as a Personal Care Assistant.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry and Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and physically fit with good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Philosophy and theology

    30% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  7. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  8. Medicine and dentistry

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Therapy and counselling

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Clerical

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Foreign language

    16% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  14. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    76% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    48% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-1011.00 - Home Health Aides.

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. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    87% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  7. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Telephone

    77% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Unstructured work

    72% Important

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

  13. Spend time standing

    72% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Disease or infection

    70% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  17. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  18. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    62% 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. Support

    57% Important

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

  3. Independence

    38% 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

    36% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

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

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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