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Registered Nurses (Mental Health)

ANZSCO ID 254422

Overview

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Mental Health)

  • 14,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Mental Health) provide nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health), Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol), Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation), Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health). 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 (Mental Health). 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. Therapy and counselling

    98% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    94% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    78% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Sociology and anthropology

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    66% Skill level

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

  8. 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.

  9. Biology

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    64% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    64% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Building good relationships

    83% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Coaching and developing others

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

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, 29-1141.02 - Advanced Practice Psychiatric 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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Disease or infection

    84% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  3. Support

    71% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    67% 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. 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.

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

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Practical

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

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, 29-1141.02 - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses.

All Registered Nurses

  • $1,909 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Registered Nurses (Mental Health)

  • 14,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 70% female Gender Share

Registered Nurses (Mental Health) provide nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.

Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health), Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol), Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation), Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care).

You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health). 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 (Mental Health). 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. Therapy and counselling

    98% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    94% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    78% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Sociology and anthropology

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    66% Skill level

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

  8. 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.

  9. Biology

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    64% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  8. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Oral expression

    64% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Researching and investigating

    84% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Building good relationships

    83% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    78% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Training and teaching others

    74% Skill level

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

  12. Coaching and developing others

    73% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    67% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    65% Skill level

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

  20. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

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, 29-1141.02 - Advanced Practice Psychiatric 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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Disease or infection

    84% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    81% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Letters and memos

    79% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  19. Spend time sitting

    79% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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. Working conditions

    76% Important

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

  3. Support

    71% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    67% 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. 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.

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

    86% Important

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

  3. Creative

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  5. Practical

    33% Important

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

  6. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

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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, 29-1141.02 - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses.
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