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Teachers of the Sight Impaired

ANZSCO ID 241513

Overview

All Special Education Teachers

  • $1,914 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Teachers of the Sight Impaired

  • 200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 62% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 89% female Gender Share

Teachers of the Sight Impaired teach academic and living skills to sight impaired students.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Sight Impaired.

Tasks
  • Assesses students' abilities and limitations.
  • Plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition.
  • Administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results.
  • Teaches basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to sight impaired students.
  • Devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation.
  • Advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
  • Stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination.
  • Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students.
  • Prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

Prospects

Pathways

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Sight Impaired.

Registration or licencing is required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Special Education Teachers who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and communicate clearly, with strong people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    73% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Geography

    54% 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.

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    49% Skill level

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

  11. History and archeology

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    24% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  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. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  19. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    50% 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, 25-2054.00 - Special Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    76% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    62% 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.

  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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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, 25-2054.00 - Special Education Teachers, Secondary School.

All Special Education Teachers

  • $1,914 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Teachers of the Sight Impaired

  • 200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 62% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 89% female Gender Share

Teachers of the Sight Impaired teach academic and living skills to sight impaired students.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Sight Impaired.

Tasks
  • Assesses students' abilities and limitations.
  • Plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition.
  • Administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results.
  • Teaches basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to sight impaired students.
  • Devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation.
  • Advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
  • Stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination.
  • Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students.
  • Prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

Qualified teachers can complete a postgraduate degree to specialise as a Teacher of the Sight Impaired.

Registration or licencing is required.

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

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

Employers look for Special Education Teachers who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and communicate clearly, with strong people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    73% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Therapy and counselling

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Geography

    54% 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.

  10. Sociology and anthropology

    49% Skill level

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

  11. History and archeology

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Philosophy and theology

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    24% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Learning strategies

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  5. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  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. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Originality

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    37% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    65% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  19. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    50% 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, 25-2054.00 - Special Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  9. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Conflict situations

    79% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  12. Angry or unpleasant people

    78% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Frequent decision making

    77% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Letters and memos

    70% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Contact with the public

    69% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    100% Important

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

  2. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Independence

    76% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    62% 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.

  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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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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, 25-2054.00 - Special Education Teachers, Secondary School.
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