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Television Journalists

ANZSCO ID 212416

Overview

All Journalists and Other Writers

  • $1,576 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Television Journalists

  • 1,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 54% female Gender Share

Television Journalists collect and analyse facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and write stories for television news or current affairs programs.

You usually need a bachelor degree in journalism, followed by a one-year cadetship involving on-the-job training, to work as a Television Journalist.

Tasks
  • Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations.
  • Writes news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for television on topics of public interest.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in journalism, followed by a one-year cadetship involving on-the-job training, to work as a Television Journalist.

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 Journalists and Writers who are literate and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    62% 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.

  4. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  5. History and archeology

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. 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.

  10. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Speaking

    64% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    27% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    61% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  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. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    39% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    32% 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 with the public

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

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, 27-3022.00 - Reporters and Correspondents.

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. Time pressure

    100% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Competition

    80% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Teamwork

    74% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    63% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    76% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    48% 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. Support

    48% 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. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 27-3022.00 - Reporters and Correspondents.

All Journalists and Other Writers

  • $1,576 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Television Journalists

  • 1,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 54% female Gender Share

Television Journalists collect and analyse facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and write stories for television news or current affairs programs.

You usually need a bachelor degree in journalism, followed by a one-year cadetship involving on-the-job training, to work as a Television Journalist.

Tasks
  • Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations.
  • Writes news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for television on topics of public interest.

You usually need a bachelor degree in journalism, followed by a one-year cadetship involving on-the-job training, to work as a Television Journalist.

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 Journalists and Writers who are literate and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Communications and media

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Geography

    62% 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.

  4. Sociology and anthropology

    54% Skill level

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

  5. History and archeology

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Law and government

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. 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.

  10. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Writing

    68% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  2. Speaking

    64% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  14. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Systems analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    27% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    61% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Written expression

    61% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    54% Skill level

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

  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. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Memorization

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Speed of recognition

    39% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    34% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    32% 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 with the public

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    77% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

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

  12. Working with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

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, 27-3022.00 - Reporters and Correspondents.

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. Time pressure

    100% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  11. Impact of decisions

    82% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Competition

    80% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Teamwork

    74% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    64% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    63% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    76% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    64% 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. Relationships

    48% 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. Support

    48% 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. Creative

    90% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    24% Important

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

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