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Primary School Teachers

ANZSCO ID 2412

Overview

All Primary School Teachers

  • $1,801 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 160,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Specialisations: Primary School Teacher-Librarian.

You need a bachelor degree in education majoring in primary education to work as a Primary School Teacher. If you already have a degree in a relevant field you can complete a postgraduate qualification in primary education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Tasks
  • teaching literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in education majoring in primary education to work as a Primary School Teacher. If you already have a degree in a relevant field you can complete a postgraduate qualification in primary education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Registration or licencing 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 Primary School Teachers who demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive attitude, can connect well with others and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    67% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    57% 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. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Psychology

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

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

  9. History and archeology

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    33% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    72% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  19. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Contact with people

    99% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    96% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Lead or coordinate a team

    93% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Public speaking

    79% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    90% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    76% 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. Support

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% 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. Recognition

    62% 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. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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, 25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.

All Primary School Teachers

  • $1,801 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 160,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Specialisations: Primary School Teacher-Librarian.

You need a bachelor degree in education majoring in primary education to work as a Primary School Teacher. If you already have a degree in a relevant field you can complete a postgraduate qualification in primary education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Tasks
  • teaching literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

You need a bachelor degree in education majoring in primary education to work as a Primary School Teacher. If you already have a degree in a relevant field you can complete a postgraduate qualification in primary education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Registration or licencing 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 Primary School Teachers who demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive attitude, can connect well with others and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    67% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    57% 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. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Psychology

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

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

  9. History and archeology

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Biology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    33% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  19. Medicine and dentistry

    28% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    72% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Training and teaching others

    72% Skill level

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

  6. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  19. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    49% 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, 25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.

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

    99% Important

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

  2. Physically close to people

    96% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Lead or coordinate a team

    93% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  13. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Public speaking

    79% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Telephone

    74% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    90% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    76% 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. Support

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% 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. Recognition

    62% 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. Creative

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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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, 25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.
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