We surveyed 8,044 account managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical account manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an account manager?

Low

High

Working as an account manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an account manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an account manager typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an account manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an account manager.

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Do account managers work full-time or part-time?

97% of account managers work in full-time roles while 3% work part-time.

Is being an account manager stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for account managers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an account manager?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for account managers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for account managers?

Low

High

Account managers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an account manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Account managers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are account managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Account managers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do account managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally account managers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being an account manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as an account managers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are account managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, account managers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being an account manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for account managers.

Does being a good account manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as account managers.