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Overview

All Surgeons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Urologists

  • 290 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Urologists provide medical and surgical treatment to patients with disorders of the kidney, urinary bladder and urethra, and treat disorders of the male sex organs.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Urologist.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimates and explains risks to patients, and selects the best operational procedures.
  • Reviews reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories.
  • Consults with anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients.
  • Performs surgical operations.
  • Examines instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed.
  • Instructs other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements.
  • Prescribes post-operative care, and observes and investigates patients' progress.
  • Maintains records of operations performed.
  • May specialise in particular types of operations.

Prospects

Pathways

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Urologist.

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 Surgeons who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Speed of recognition

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

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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, 29-1069.12 - Urologists.

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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Physically close to people

    99% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    94% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  18. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% 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. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    86% 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. Working conditions

    83% 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

    76% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    76% 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

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% 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, 29-1069.12 - Urologists.

All Surgeons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Urologists

  • 290 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Urologists provide medical and surgical treatment to patients with disorders of the kidney, urinary bladder and urethra, and treat disorders of the male sex organs.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Urologist.

Tasks
  • Examines patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimates and explains risks to patients, and selects the best operational procedures.
  • Reviews reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories.
  • Consults with anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients.
  • Performs surgical operations.
  • Examines instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed.
  • Instructs other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements.
  • Prescribes post-operative care, and observes and investigates patients' progress.
  • Maintains records of operations performed.
  • May specialise in particular types of operations.

You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons before you can specialise as a Urologist.

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 Surgeons who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    94% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Biology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Therapy and counselling

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Serving others

    50% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Inductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Near vision

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Speed of recognition

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Helping and caring for others

    89% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    75% Skill level

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

  7. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

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

  18. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1069.12 - Urologists.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Physically close to people

    99% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Disease or infection

    97% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  8. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  9. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Contact with people

    95% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    94% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Teamwork

    94% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Letters and memos

    90% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  18. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% 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. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    86% 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. Working conditions

    83% 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

    76% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    76% 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

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    33% Important

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

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