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Overview

All Life Scientists

  • $1,794 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Zoologists

  • 710 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 43% female Gender Share

Zoologists study the anatomy, physiology, characteristics, ecology, behaviour and environments of animals.

Specialisations: Entomologist, Mammalogist, Ornithologist.

You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in zoology or a related field to work as a Zoologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Investigates the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories.
  • Studies the origin, development, functions, structures and other aspects of animal life.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in zoology or a related field to work as a Zoologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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

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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Life Scientists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    68% 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.

  3. Clerical

    65% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    73% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    71% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    71% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

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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, 19-1023.00 - Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    80% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    71% 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

    69% 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

    52% 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

    43% 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

    43% 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. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  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. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 19-1023.00 - Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

All Life Scientists

  • $1,794 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Zoologists

  • 710 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 43% female Gender Share

Zoologists study the anatomy, physiology, characteristics, ecology, behaviour and environments of animals.

Specialisations: Entomologist, Mammalogist, Ornithologist.

You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in zoology or a related field to work as a Zoologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Investigates the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories.
  • Studies the origin, development, functions, structures and other aspects of animal life.

You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in zoology or a related field to work as a Zoologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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 Life Scientists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Geography

    68% 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.

  3. Clerical

    65% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Customer and personal service

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Science

    57% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Active learning

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    75% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Researching and investigating

    73% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

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

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    71% Skill level

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

  10. Coming up with systems and processes

    71% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  11. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

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, 19-1023.00 - Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    80% Important

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

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Spend time sitting

    74% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  16. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. Recognition

    71% 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

    69% 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

    52% 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

    43% 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

    43% 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. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  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. Creative

    33% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 19-1023.00 - Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.
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