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Radiocommunications Technicians

ANZSCO ID 313211

Overview

All Telecommunications Technical Specialists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Radiocommunications Technicians

  • 870 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Radiocommunications Technicians install, maintain, repair and diagnose malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

You usually need a certificate IV or diploma in telecommunications engineering or another related field to work as a Radiocommunications Technician. Some workers have completed related university degrees.

Tasks
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic communication systems.
  • Liaises with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitors contractual obligations and performance delivery.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate IV or diploma in telecommunications engineering or another related field to work as a Radiocommunications Technician. Some workers have completed related university degrees.

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 Transmission & Distribution VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Telecommunications Technical Specialists who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Telecommunications

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Technical design

    53% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  8. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    32% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  5. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  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. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    85% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    61% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  14. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

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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, 49-2021.01 - Radio Mechanics.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Electronic mail

    86% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  7. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    74% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    72% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    68% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    48% 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

    43% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 49-2021.01 - Radio Mechanics.

All Telecommunications Technical Specialists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Radiocommunications Technicians

  • 870 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Radiocommunications Technicians install, maintain, repair and diagnose malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

You usually need a certificate IV or diploma in telecommunications engineering or another related field to work as a Radiocommunications Technician. Some workers have completed related university degrees.

Tasks
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic communication systems.
  • Liaises with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitors contractual obligations and performance delivery.

You usually need a certificate IV or diploma in telecommunications engineering or another related field to work as a Radiocommunications Technician. Some workers have completed related university degrees.

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 Transmission & Distribution VET training pathways.

Employers look for Telecommunications Technical Specialists who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Telecommunications

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    57% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Technical design

    53% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  8. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    42% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    32% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  5. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    32% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  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. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    85% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    61% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  14. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    60% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Working with computers

    53% 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, 49-2021.01 - Radio Mechanics.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    92% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Electronic mail

    86% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  7. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Letters and memos

    80% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  9. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    74% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    72% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    68% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    48% 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

    43% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 49-2021.01 - Radio Mechanics.
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