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Technical Directors

ANZSCO ID 212317

Overview

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Technical Directors

  • 390 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 18% female Gender Share

Technical Directors control the quality of pictures and sound for television or radio programs by directing technical teams and planning and organising technical facilities.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Technical Director. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing programme content, set locations and stage directions with the production team.

Prospects

Pathways

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Technical Director. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    78% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Telecommunications

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Fine arts

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    22% 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.

  18. Therapy and counselling

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    63% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    66% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    47% 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, 27-2012.05 - Technical Directors/Managers.

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

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

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

    68% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    63% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    74% 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. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Achievement

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 27-2012.05 - Technical Directors/Managers.

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Technical Directors

  • 390 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 18% female Gender Share

Technical Directors control the quality of pictures and sound for television or radio programs by directing technical teams and planning and organising technical facilities.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Technical Director. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing programme content, set locations and stage directions with the production team.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Technical Director. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    78% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Telecommunications

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Fine arts

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Geography

    22% 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.

  18. Therapy and counselling

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    63% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Active learning

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Far vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Working with computers

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Documenting or recording information

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    66% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    66% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    50% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    47% 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, 27-2012.05 - Technical Directors/Managers.

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

    93% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  10. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    75% Important

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

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

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

    68% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    63% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    74% 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. Recognition

    71% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Achievement

    67% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Practical

    57% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% 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, 27-2012.05 - Technical Directors/Managers.
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