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Thoracic Medicine Specialists

ANZSCO ID 253324

Overview

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Thoracic Medicine Specialists

  • 190 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 39% female Gender Share

Thoracic Medicine Specialists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the human respiratory system.

Specialisations: Pulmonary Specialist, Respiratory Physician.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Thoracic Medicine Specialist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Prospects

Pathways

Medical practitioners who want to become a Thoracic Medicine Specialist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia 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 Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Chemistry

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Therapy and counselling

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Administration and management

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  11. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  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

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Doing physically active work

    49% Skill level

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

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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, 29-1126.00 - Respiratory Therapists.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Disease or infection

    98% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Consequence of error

    90% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  11. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

  13. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    81% Important

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

  17. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Support

    81% 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. Recognition

    67% 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.

  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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  6. Independence

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1126.00 - Respiratory Therapists.

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Thoracic Medicine Specialists

  • 190 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 39% female Gender Share

Thoracic Medicine Specialists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the human respiratory system.

Specialisations: Pulmonary Specialist, Respiratory Physician.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Thoracic Medicine Specialist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

Medical practitioners who want to become a Thoracic Medicine Specialist can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia 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 Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Psychology

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Medicine and dentistry

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Biology

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Chemistry

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Therapy and counselling

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Mechanical

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Administration and management

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  11. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  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

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    80% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Handling and moving objects

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Documenting or recording information

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Working with the public

    64% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  18. Working with computers

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    51% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Doing physically active work

    49% Skill level

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

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, 29-1126.00 - Respiratory Therapists.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Disease or infection

    98% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

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

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Consequence of error

    90% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  11. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

  13. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Electronic mail

    83% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  15. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

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

    81% Important

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

  17. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    86% 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. Support

    81% 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. Recognition

    67% 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.

  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. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  6. Independence

    57% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    95% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Practical

    62% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1126.00 - Respiratory Therapists.
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