To get the most out of the Jobs Chart, you should follow the steps outlined in Exploring your options. An explanation of the 'type of work' categories is here.
Click on the headings of the seven ‘type of work’ categories below to see a list of jobs for each category:
Analytic or scientific
These occupations involve working with ideas to investigate or seek solutions to scientific, technical, social or other issues. Activities include observing, researching, analysing and interpreting results. The ability to develop theories, apply logic and explore abstract ideas in a specialist area of knowledge is important.
Creative or artistic
These occupations involve working with ideas to creatively express, present or perform them. An appreciation of design, style, form, beauty or related concepts used to develop or interpret an idea is important. Activities include writing, painting, singing, dancing, decorating, designing and performing.
Helping or advising
These occupations involve working with people to help, inform, teach or treat them. Activities include discussing personal issues, listening to people’s problems and providing advice, instruction, information or treatment to meet their needs.
Nature or recreation
These occupations involve working with things in the natural world, such as conservation, handling animals, raising crops or livestock, or sport. Activities include growing and caring for living things, or an involvement with sport, leisure or the environment.
Organising or clerical
These occupations involve working with data to order, process or retrieve facts and figures, or to develop or administer policies and procedures. Activities include organising, using or updating information (such as files or accounts), developing or following procedures or systems, and the planning, budgeting and staffing of an organisation.
Persuading or service
These occupations involve working with people to sell to, influence, motivate, negotiate with or serve them. Activities include selling, promoting or providing goods or services, bargaining, or presenting a point of view.
Practical or mechanical
These occupations involve working with things, using the hands, or special tools or equipment to make, fix, install or adjust them. Activities include practical and physical tasks, which may require an understanding of how equipment or machinery works.