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Tram Drivers

ANZSCO ID 731312

Overview

All Train and Tram Drivers

  • $2,304 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Tram Drivers

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 18% female Gender Share

Tram Drivers drive trams to transport passengers on urban light rail networks.

You usually need a certificate IV in rail driving to work as a Tram Driver.

Tasks
  • Stops at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight.
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark.
  • Observes signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety.
  • Monitors indicator gauges, changes controls and power supply poles and reports operating irregularities.
  • Checks time and adherence to timetables.
  • May advise passengers on destinations.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate IV in rail driving to work as a Tram Driver.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Train and Tram Drivers who can interact with customers, provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    60% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    22% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    19% 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.

  19. Philosophy and theology

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    57% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    66% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  3. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  5. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  7. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  10. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    65% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  4. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Handling and moving objects

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Helping and caring for others

    48% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% 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, 53-4041.00 - Subway and Streetcar Operators.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    88% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Consequence of error

    87% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  13. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    75% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    73% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    71% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

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

  6. Achievement

    33% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 53-4041.00 - Subway and Streetcar Operators.

All Train and Tram Drivers

  • $2,304 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Tram Drivers

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 18% female Gender Share

Tram Drivers drive trams to transport passengers on urban light rail networks.

You usually need a certificate IV in rail driving to work as a Tram Driver.

Tasks
  • Stops at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight.
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark.
  • Observes signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety.
  • Monitors indicator gauges, changes controls and power supply poles and reports operating irregularities.
  • Checks time and adherence to timetables.
  • May advise passengers on destinations.

You usually need a certificate IV in rail driving to work as a Tram Driver.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Train and Tram Drivers who can interact with customers, provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    60% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Mathematics

    22% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Sociology and anthropology

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    19% 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.

  19. Philosophy and theology

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    57% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    66% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  3. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  5. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  7. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  10. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    65% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  4. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Controlling equipment or machines

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Handling and moving objects

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Doing physically active work

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Helping and caring for others

    48% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% 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, 53-4041.00 - Subway and Streetcar Operators.

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. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    90% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    88% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Consequence of error

    87% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  13. Spend time sitting

    82% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    75% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Conflict situations

    73% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    71% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

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

  6. Achievement

    33% 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. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 53-4041.00 - Subway and Streetcar Operators.
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