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Vegetable Growers

ANZSCO ID 121221

Overview

All Crop Farmers

  • $1,788 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Vegetable Growers

  • 6,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 52 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Vegetable Growers manage farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.

Specialisations: Market Gardener (Vegetables).

You usually need crop production experience to work as a Vegetable Grower. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Co-ordinates production and marketing of crops, from soil preparation through to harvest, taking into account environmental and market factors.
  • Plants seeds and seedlings as well as grafts new varieties to root stocks.
  • Maintains crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, as well as maintaining optimal growing conditions.
  • Conducts market garden operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and dispatch of produce.
  • Directs and oversees general activities such as fertilising and the control of pests and weeds.
  • Maintains buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • Maintains and evaluates records of activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand.
  • Manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management.
  • May select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need crop production experience to work as a Vegetable Grower. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Crop Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and who are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    52% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  13. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    47% Skill level

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

  15. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Philosophy and theology

    33% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Colour discrimination

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Control precision

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Guiding and directing staff

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Hiring and organising staff

    65% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  12. Managing payments and orders

    65% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  14. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

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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. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  4. Health and safety of others

    95% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Outdoors, under cover

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  15. Repeating same tasks

    78% Important

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

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    78% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  17. In an open vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  18. Exposure to contaminants

    73% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  19. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    69% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    67% 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. Recognition

    62% 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. Support

    52% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    33% Important

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

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, 11-9013.01 - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers.

All Crop Farmers

  • $1,788 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Vegetable Growers

  • 6,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 52 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 31% female Gender Share

Vegetable Growers manage farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.

Specialisations: Market Gardener (Vegetables).

You usually need crop production experience to work as a Vegetable Grower. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Co-ordinates production and marketing of crops, from soil preparation through to harvest, taking into account environmental and market factors.
  • Plants seeds and seedlings as well as grafts new varieties to root stocks.
  • Maintains crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, as well as maintaining optimal growing conditions.
  • Conducts market garden operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and dispatch of produce.
  • Directs and oversees general activities such as fertilising and the control of pests and weeds.
  • Maintains buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • Maintains and evaluates records of activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand.
  • Manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management.
  • May select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

You usually need crop production experience to work as a Vegetable Grower. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horticulture or agriculture may be useful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Crop Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and who are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Biology

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Chemistry

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    52% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  13. Psychology

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    47% Skill level

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

  15. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  20. Philosophy and theology

    33% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of material resources

    45% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Originality

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Colour discrimination

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Control precision

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Making decisions and solving problems

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Guiding and directing staff

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  11. Hiring and organising staff

    65% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  12. Managing payments and orders

    65% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  13. Coaching and developing others

    65% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  14. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    62% Skill level

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

  17. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    51% Skill level

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

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, 11-9013.01 - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

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

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

  4. Health and safety of others

    95% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  9. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

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

  10. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    85% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  14. Outdoors, under cover

    79% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  15. Repeating same tasks

    78% Important

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

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    78% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  17. In an open vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  18. Exposure to contaminants

    73% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  19. Physically close to people

    70% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Indoors, heat controlled

    69% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    67% 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. Recognition

    62% 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. Support

    52% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    33% Important

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

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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, 11-9013.01 - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers.
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