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Registered Nurses (Medical)

ANZSCO ID 254418

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Medical)

  • 17,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Medical) provide nursing care to patients with conditions such as infections, metabolic disorders and degenerative conditions, which require medical intervention in a range of health, aged care and community settings.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Medical).

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 (Medical).

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. Education and training

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Medicine and dentistry

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    67% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Philosophy and theology

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  7. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

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

  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

    88% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Giving expert advice

    85% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  5. Building good relationships

    85% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Communicating within a team

    84% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    84% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    84% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    81% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    81% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    75% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    72% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% 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, 29-1141.04 - Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Disease or infection

    93% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    86% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    76% 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. Independence

    71% 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

    71% 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

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  5. Practical

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 29-1141.04 - Clinical Nurse Specialists.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Medical)

  • 17,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Medical) provide nursing care to patients with conditions such as infections, metabolic disorders and degenerative conditions, which require medical intervention in a range of health, aged care and community settings.

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Medical).

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 (Medical).

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. Education and training

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Medicine and dentistry

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    68% Skill level

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

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    67% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Philosophy and theology

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    51% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  7. Serving others

    57% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  8. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  12. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

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

  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

    88% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Giving expert advice

    85% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  5. Building good relationships

    85% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Communicating within a team

    84% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    84% Skill level

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

  8. Training and teaching others

    84% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    81% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    81% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    76% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    75% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    72% Skill level

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

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% 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, 29-1141.04 - Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Disease or infection

    93% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    86% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Consequence of error

    74% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    76% 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. Independence

    71% 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

    71% 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

    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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    81% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  5. Practical

    29% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1141.04 - Clinical Nurse Specialists.
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