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Sterilisation Technicians

ANZSCO ID 711914

Overview

All Other Machine Operators

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sterilisation Technicians

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 72% female Gender Share

Sterilisation Technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen, in a sterilisation service facility.

You can work as a Sterilisation Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in sterilisation services is often required.

Tasks
  • Identifies equipment to be sterilised.
  • Cleans and sterilises surgical instruments and other hospital equipment.
  • Operates a variety of sterilisation machines.
  • Complies with infection control policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and packs medical items.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Sterilisation Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in sterilisation services is often required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  9. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% 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. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of material resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% 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. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  15. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Checking for errors or defects

    80% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  5. Collecting and organising information

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  15. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 31-9093.00 - Medical Equipment Preparers.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    95% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  9. Making repetitive motions

    90% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Repeating same tasks

    89% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    87% Important

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

  13. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  16. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 31-9093.00 - Medical Equipment Preparers.

All Other Machine Operators

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sterilisation Technicians

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 72% female Gender Share

Sterilisation Technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen, in a sterilisation service facility.

You can work as a Sterilisation Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in sterilisation services is often required.

Tasks
  • Identifies equipment to be sterilised.
  • Cleans and sterilises surgical instruments and other hospital equipment.
  • Operates a variety of sterilisation machines.
  • Complies with infection control policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and packs medical items.

You can work as a Sterilisation Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in sterilisation services is often required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    53% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  9. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Medicine and dentistry

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Engineering and technology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    23% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% 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. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Learning strategies

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of material resources

    29% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    43% 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. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  15. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  16. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    83% Skill level

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

  4. Checking for errors or defects

    80% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  5. Collecting and organising information

    80% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    77% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  15. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    54% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 31-9093.00 - Medical Equipment Preparers.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    95% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  9. Making repetitive motions

    90% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  10. Repeating same tasks

    89% Important

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

  11. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    87% Important

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

  13. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  16. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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. Practical

    90% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 31-9093.00 - Medical Equipment Preparers.
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