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Survey interviewers

OaSIS code 14110.01

Survey interviewers contact individuals to gather information for market research, public opinion polls or election and census enumeration.

Overview

Also known as

  • Census enumerator
  • Election enumerator
  • Public opinion interviewer
  • Survey interviewer
  • Telephone survey clerk

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Contact individuals by telephone or in person and explain the purpose of the interview
  • Ask questions following the outlines of questionnaires and surveys
  • Record responses on paper or enter responses directly into a computer database through computer-assisted interviewing systems.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Statistical officers and related research support occupations (12113)
  • Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks (14301)
  • Telephone solicitors and telemarketers (65109.03)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

141 – Office, court, and data support occupations

Minor group

1411 – Survey, statistical and data entry occupations

Unit group

14110 – Survey interviewers and statistical clerks

Occupational profile

14110.01 – Survey interviewers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Getting Information
3 - Moderate Level
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Contact centres
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Market research and polling firms
  • Other establishments
  • Utility companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Speech Clarity
4 - High Level
Speech Recognition
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
3 - Moderate Level
Written Comprehension
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
2 - Low Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
3 - Moderate Level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level
Social Perceptiveness
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important
Concern for Others
3 - Important
Independence
3 - Important