We surveyed 3,118 advertising managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical advertising manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an advertising manager?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an advertising manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an advertising 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 advertising manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an advertising manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for advertising managers.

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

85% of advertising managers work in full-time roles while 15% work part-time.

Is being an advertising manager stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst advertising managers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an advertising manager?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be an advertising manager.

How competitive is the workplace for advertising managers?

Low

High

Advertising managers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

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

Low

High

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

Are advertising managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Advertising managers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

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

Low

High

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

Is being an advertising manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as an advertising managers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are advertising managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being an advertising manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good advertising manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an advertising manager.