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Overview

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Singers

  • 910 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 30% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 55% female Gender Share

Singers entertain by singing songs.

Specialisations: Band Singer, Chorister, Commercial Singer (Advertising), Jazz Singer, Opera Singer, Pop Singer, Rock Singer.

You need a high level of vocal skill to work as a Singer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in music may be useful.

Tasks
  • Studies and rehearses repertoire and musical scores prior to performances.
  • Plays music in recitals, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory.
  • Performs music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a high level of vocal skill to work as a Singer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in music may be useful.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    52% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Communications and media

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Operation monitoring

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Hearing sensitivity

    54% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  4. Memorization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  14. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Visualization

    27% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Influencing people

    46% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  9. Managing payments and orders

    45% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Providing office support

    40% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  13. Helping and caring for others

    40% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    38% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Doing physically active work

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    28% Skill level

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

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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, 27-2042.01 - Singers.

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

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    76% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    66% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  13. Spend time standing

    64% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    63% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Impact of decisions

    62% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    61% Important

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

  18. Electronic mail

    58% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Spend time sitting

    57% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    62% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    29% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    24% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    14% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 27-2042.01 - Singers.

All Music Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Singers

  • 910 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 30% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 55% female Gender Share

Singers entertain by singing songs.

Specialisations: Band Singer, Chorister, Commercial Singer (Advertising), Jazz Singer, Opera Singer, Pop Singer, Rock Singer.

You need a high level of vocal skill to work as a Singer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in music may be useful.

Tasks
  • Studies and rehearses repertoire and musical scores prior to performances.
  • Plays music in recitals, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory.
  • Performs music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music.

You need a high level of vocal skill to work as a Singer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in music may be useful.

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 Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    52% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Communications and media

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Philosophy and theology

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    24% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  12. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Operation monitoring

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Hearing sensitivity

    54% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  4. Memorization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Originality

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  14. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Visualization

    27% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Working with the public

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Influencing people

    46% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  9. Managing payments and orders

    45% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Providing office support

    40% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  13. Helping and caring for others

    40% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Coaching and developing others

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    38% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Doing physically active work

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating within a team

    28% Skill level

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

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, 27-2042.01 - Singers.

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

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Contact with people

    76% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Unstructured work

    71% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Contact with the public

    68% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    66% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  13. Spend time standing

    64% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    63% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  16. Impact of decisions

    62% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    61% Important

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

  18. Electronic mail

    58% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  19. Frequent decision making

    58% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Spend time sitting

    57% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    62% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Support

    29% 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. Creative

    100% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    24% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    14% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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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, 27-2042.01 - Singers.
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