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Social Security Assessors

ANZSCO ID 599515

Overview

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Social Security Assessors

  • 8,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 77% female Gender Share

Social Security Assessors assess social welfare claims and entitlements under government legislation and investigate fraud and suspected breaches of legislation.

You usually need relevant work experience to work as a Social Security Assessor. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in social work or a related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses claims for government benefits.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need relevant work experience to work as a Social Security Assessor. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in social work or a related field 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 Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  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. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Far vision

    30% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Finger dexterity

    27% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    47% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Providing office support

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    45% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

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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, 43-4061.00 - Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    95% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  9. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    80% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  15. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    73% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    69% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

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

  3. Independence

    62% 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.

  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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Practical

    19% Important

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

  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, 43-4061.00 - Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs.

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Social Security Assessors

  • 8,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 77% female Gender Share

Social Security Assessors assess social welfare claims and entitlements under government legislation and investigate fraud and suspected breaches of legislation.

You usually need relevant work experience to work as a Social Security Assessor. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in social work or a related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assesses claims for government benefits.

You usually need relevant work experience to work as a Social Security Assessor. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in social work or a related field 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 Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Clerical

    63% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  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. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Far vision

    30% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Finger dexterity

    27% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    47% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Providing office support

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    45% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  19. Monitoring people, processes and things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    42% 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, 43-4061.00 - Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    95% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  9. Letters and memos

    89% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    80% Important

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

  14. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  15. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    73% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    69% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

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

  2. Support

    67% Important

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

  3. Independence

    62% 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.

  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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    48% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Practical

    19% Important

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

  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, 43-4061.00 - Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs.
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