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Vocational Education Teachers

ANZSCO ID 2422

Overview

All Vocational Education Teachers

  • $1,790 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 35,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Vocational Education Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

Specialisations: Adult Education Teacher, TAFE Lecturer, TAFE Teacher, Workplace Trainer and Assessor.

A formal qualification and extensive practical or industry experience in your area of expertise is usually needed to become a Vocational Education Teacher. You also need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Tasks
  • identifying the various needs of students and creating effective learning options to meet these needs
  • liaising with individuals, industry and education sectors to ensure provision of relevant programs and services
  • planning, designing and developing course curriculum and method of instruction
  • advising students on courses and related matters
  • teaching students using teaching aids including presentation of lesson materials, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions, multimedia aids and computer tutorials
  • marking and grading students' assignments, papers and exams and providing feedback to students about their progress
  • maintaining records of students' progress, attendance and training activities
  • consulting with Education Managers, Librarians, Student Counsellors and other support staff

Prospects

Pathways

A formal qualification and extensive practical or industry experience in your area of expertise is usually needed to become a Vocational Education Teacher. You also need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Vocational Education Teachers who are trustworthy and responsible, motivated and have good interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  19. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    19% 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. Instructing

    61% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  2. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    59% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    51% Skill level

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

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, 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary.

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. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    76% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Public speaking

    76% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    71% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Conflict situations

    69% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% 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.

  3. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    33% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually 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, 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary.

All Vocational Education Teachers

  • $1,790 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 35,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Vocational Education Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

Specialisations: Adult Education Teacher, TAFE Lecturer, TAFE Teacher, Workplace Trainer and Assessor.

A formal qualification and extensive practical or industry experience in your area of expertise is usually needed to become a Vocational Education Teacher. You also need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Tasks
  • identifying the various needs of students and creating effective learning options to meet these needs
  • liaising with individuals, industry and education sectors to ensure provision of relevant programs and services
  • planning, designing and developing course curriculum and method of instruction
  • advising students on courses and related matters
  • teaching students using teaching aids including presentation of lesson materials, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions, multimedia aids and computer tutorials
  • marking and grading students' assignments, papers and exams and providing feedback to students about their progress
  • maintaining records of students' progress, attendance and training activities
  • consulting with Education Managers, Librarians, Student Counsellors and other support staff

A formal qualification and extensive practical or industry experience in your area of expertise is usually needed to become a Vocational Education Teacher. You also need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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

Employers look for Vocational Education Teachers who are trustworthy and responsible, motivated and have good interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Therapy and counselling

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    37% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  19. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    19% 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. Instructing

    61% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  2. Learning strategies

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  18. Multitasking

    32% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    30% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    67% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    59% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Guiding and directing staff

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    54% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Communicating with the public

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    51% Skill level

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

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, 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary.

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. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Unstructured work

    86% Important

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

  6. Contact with the public

    83% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    76% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Public speaking

    76% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Lead or coordinate a team

    75% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  13. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    71% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    70% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Conflict situations

    69% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    71% 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.

  3. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  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. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Administrative

    33% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary.
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