ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency)

ANZSCO ID 254415

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency)

  • 32,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 87% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency) provide nursing care to critically ill patients and patients with unstable health following injury, surgery or during the acute phase of diseases, integrating new technological equipment into care in settings such as high dependency units, intensive care units, emergency departments or retrieval services.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Acute Care), Registered Nurse (Emergency/Trauma), Registered Nurse (High Dependency), Registered Nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care), Registered Nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  3. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speed of recognition

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    64% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1141.03 - Critical Care Nurses.

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

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Disease or infection

    99% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  5. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Consequence of error

    94% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    88% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Support

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    76% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    38% 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, 29-1141.03 - Critical Care Nurses.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency)

  • 32,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 87% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency) provide nursing care to critically ill patients and patients with unstable health following injury, surgery or during the acute phase of diseases, integrating new technological equipment into care in settings such as high dependency units, intensive care units, emergency departments or retrieval services.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Acute Care), Registered Nurse (Emergency/Trauma), Registered Nurse (High Dependency), Registered Nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care), Registered Nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
  • Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
  • Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
  • Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
  • Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
  • Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Registered Nurses who are caring, empathetic, reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Psychology

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Medicine and dentistry

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Biology

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    64% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Therapy and counselling

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Mechanical

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Social perceptiveness

    63% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  3. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Speed of recognition

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  13. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    64% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  14. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

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

  16. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    54% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1141.03 - Critical Care Nurses.

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

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Disease or infection

    99% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  5. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Consequence of error

    94% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    88% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% Important

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

  2. Support

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Recognition

    76% Important

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

  6. Working conditions

    74% Important

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

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    38% 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, 29-1141.03 - Critical Care Nurses.
go to top