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Surveyor's Assistants

ANZSCO ID 821915

Overview

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Surveyor's Assistants

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Surveyors' Assistants perform routine tasks to assist Surveyors and Geologists by transporting, assembling, maintaining and laying out prospecting and surveying equipment, and collecting and labelling samples.

Specialisations: Geological Survey Field Assistant, Seismic Survey Assistant.

You can work as a Surveyor's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in surveying or spatial information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists with the measuring of distances, angles and variations in terrain as directed by a surveyor.
  • Places pegs and other survey marks as directed.
  • Performs various duties to assist surveyor, such as establishing plumb marks.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Surveyor's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in surveying or spatial information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    82% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Geography

    80% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  3. Technical design

    73% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Computers and electronics

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  10. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    48% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    64% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  4. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Depth perception

    50% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  13. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    64% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    64% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    63% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 17-1022.00 - Surveyors.

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. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Letters and memos

    86% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    84% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  15. Repeating same tasks

    79% Important

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

  16. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Unstructured work

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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. Independence

    71% 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    57% 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. Recognition

    52% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 17-1022.00 - Surveyors.

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Surveyor's Assistants

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

Surveyors' Assistants perform routine tasks to assist Surveyors and Geologists by transporting, assembling, maintaining and laying out prospecting and surveying equipment, and collecting and labelling samples.

Specialisations: Geological Survey Field Assistant, Seismic Survey Assistant.

You can work as a Surveyor's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in surveying or spatial information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Assists with the measuring of distances, angles and variations in terrain as directed by a surveyor.
  • Places pegs and other survey marks as directed.
  • Performs various duties to assist surveyor, such as establishing plumb marks.

You can work as a Surveyor's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in surveying or spatial information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    82% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Geography

    80% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  3. Technical design

    73% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Computers and electronics

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Law and government

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    64% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  10. Clerical

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  14. History and archeology

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    48% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Far vision

    64% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  4. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Flexibility of closure

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Depth perception

    50% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Problem spotting

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    74% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    74% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    74% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  13. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    68% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    65% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    64% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    64% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    63% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 17-1022.00 - Surveyors.

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. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Letters and memos

    86% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    84% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Contact with the public

    81% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  15. Repeating same tasks

    79% Important

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

  16. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    76% Important

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

  18. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Unstructured work

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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. Independence

    71% 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.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    57% 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. Recognition

    52% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 17-1022.00 - Surveyors.
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