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Specialist Physicians (General Medicine)

ANZSCO ID 253311

Overview

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine)

  • 670 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine) investigate and diagnose internal human disorders and diseases, and administer treatment.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine) can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Prospects

Pathways

Medical practitioners who want to become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine) can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    61% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    60% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Working with computers

    40% 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, 29-1062.00 - Family and General Practitioners.

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. Disease or infection

    100% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    99% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Consequence of error

    93% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    84% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  18. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% 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

    90% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    90% 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

    86% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1062.00 - Family and General Practitioners.

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine)

  • 670 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine) investigate and diagnose internal human disorders and diseases, and administer treatment.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine) can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine) can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    88% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Law and government

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Philosophy and theology

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    61% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Speaking

    61% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Speech recognition

    57% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Helping and caring for others

    80% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Giving expert advice

    60% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  15. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1062.00 - Family and General Practitioners.

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. Disease or infection

    100% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    99% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    96% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Consequence of error

    93% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Contact with the public

    92% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    92% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Physically close to people

    92% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  13. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Letters and memos

    84% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  18. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    95% 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

    90% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Recognition

    90% 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

    86% 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

    71% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1062.00 - Family and General Practitioners.
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