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Sports Centre Managers

ANZSCO ID 149113

Overview

All Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sports Centre Managers

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 42% female Gender Share

Sports Centre Managers manage sports centres.

Specialisations: Aquatic Centre Manager, Golf Course Manager, Indoor Sports Centre Manager, Squash Centre Manager, Stadium Manager, Ten Pin Bowling Centre Manager, Tennis Centre Manager.

You usually need management experience or extensive industry experience to work as a Sports Centre Manager. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in business, fitness or sports and recreation management may be useful.

Tasks
  • Organises publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
  • Selects, trains and supervises staff.
  • Schedules games and competitions.
  • Ensures facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.
  • May plan and organise catering facilities.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need management experience or extensive industry experience to work as a Sports Centre Manager. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in business, fitness or sports and recreation management 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    61% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Therapy and counselling

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Philosophy and theology

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% 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. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Influencing people

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Helping and caring for others

    57% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% 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, 11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

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. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Competition

    64% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Time pressure

    63% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

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

  20. Public speaking

    62% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    69% 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

    57% 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. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% 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, 11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

All Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sports Centre Managers

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 42% female Gender Share

Sports Centre Managers manage sports centres.

Specialisations: Aquatic Centre Manager, Golf Course Manager, Indoor Sports Centre Manager, Squash Centre Manager, Stadium Manager, Ten Pin Bowling Centre Manager, Tennis Centre Manager.

You usually need management experience or extensive industry experience to work as a Sports Centre Manager. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in business, fitness or sports and recreation management may be useful.

Tasks
  • Organises publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
  • Selects, trains and supervises staff.
  • Schedules games and competitions.
  • Ensures facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.
  • May plan and organise catering facilities.

You usually need management experience or extensive industry experience to work as a Sports Centre Manager. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university course in business, fitness or sports and recreation management 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Employers look for Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Sales and marketing

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    61% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Personnel and human resources

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Economics and accounting

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Therapy and counselling

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Biology

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Philosophy and theology

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    18% 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. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Active learning

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    45% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Visualization

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Communicating with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  9. Influencing people

    64% Skill level

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

  10. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    62% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Providing office support

    59% Skill level

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

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    58% Skill level

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

  18. Helping and caring for others

    57% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% 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, 11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

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. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    97% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    90% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Contact with the public

    75% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Frequent decision making

    68% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Competition

    64% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Time pressure

    63% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

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

  20. Public speaking

    62% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Working conditions

    69% 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

    57% 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. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    52% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% 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, 11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.
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