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Religious Assistants

ANZSCO ID 451816

Overview

All Other Personal Service Workers

  • $1,163 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Religious Assistants

  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 36% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 69% female Gender Share

Religious Assistants support Ministers of Religion or religious communities in performing a variety of religious functions associated with the practise of a religion, including worship, spiritual guidance, and pastoral care and teaching.

Specialisations: Pastoral Worker.

You can work as a Religious Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Conducts services of worship and acknowledgment of faith.
  • Delivers sermons, homilies, special talks, and plans music for services.
  • Participates in activities of communities, encourages people to be aware of their responsibilities, and organises community projects.
  • Conducts classes of religious instruction, and supervises prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars.
  • Conducts premarital and family counselling and refers people to professional service agencies where necessary.
  • Assists with performance of marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to tradition and ecclesiastical and civil law.
  • Visits members of the community in their homes, hospitals and other institutions to provide advice and religious comfort.
  • Keeps records as required by the church and civil law.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Religious Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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

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  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Personal Service Workers who are caring and compassionate, who can communicate clearly and are trustworthy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Philosophy and theology

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  8. History and archeology

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    38% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    77% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Speaking

    68% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Persuasion

    63% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    61% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    79% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    66% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Memorization

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    77% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Helping and caring for others

    70% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  11. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    53% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    35% Skill level

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

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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, 21-2011.00 - Clergy.

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. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Impact of decisions

    93% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Public speaking

    89% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    66% Important

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

  18. Being exact or accurate

    66% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    90% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  6. Support

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-2011.00 - Clergy.

All Other Personal Service Workers

  • $1,163 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Religious Assistants

  • 2,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 36% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 69% female Gender Share

Religious Assistants support Ministers of Religion or religious communities in performing a variety of religious functions associated with the practise of a religion, including worship, spiritual guidance, and pastoral care and teaching.

Specialisations: Pastoral Worker.

You can work as a Religious Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Conducts services of worship and acknowledgment of faith.
  • Delivers sermons, homilies, special talks, and plans music for services.
  • Participates in activities of communities, encourages people to be aware of their responsibilities, and organises community projects.
  • Conducts classes of religious instruction, and supervises prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars.
  • Conducts premarital and family counselling and refers people to professional service agencies where necessary.
  • Assists with performance of marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to tradition and ecclesiastical and civil law.
  • Visits members of the community in their homes, hospitals and other institutions to provide advice and religious comfort.
  • Keeps records as required by the church and civil law.

You can work as a Religious Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Hairdressing and Beauty, Funeral Services, Public Sector, Health Industry, Community Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Personal Service Workers who are caring and compassionate, who can communicate clearly and are trustworthy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Philosophy and theology

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Therapy and counselling

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

  8. History and archeology

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    38% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    77% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Speaking

    68% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Persuasion

    63% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    61% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Active learning

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Negotiation

    55% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    79% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    66% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Memorization

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    77% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Helping and caring for others

    70% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Explaining things to people

    59% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  11. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    53% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    35% 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, 21-2011.00 - Clergy.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Unstructured work

    94% Important

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

  6. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Impact of decisions

    93% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Public speaking

    89% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    66% Important

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

  18. Being exact or accurate

    66% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    95% Important

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

  2. Independence

    90% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    90% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  6. Support

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Creative

    67% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-2011.00 - Clergy.
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