We surveyed 1,916 agricultural workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical agricultural worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an agricultural worker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an agricultural worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an agricultural worker 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 agricultural worker?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as an agricultural worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for agricultural workers.

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Do agricultural workers work full-time or part-time?

32% of agricultural workers work in full-time roles while 68% work part-time.

Is being an agricultural worker stressful?

Low

High

Agricultural workers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an agricultural worker?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an agricultural worker.

How competitive is the workplace for agricultural workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for agricultural workers.

Does being an agricultural worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for agricultural workers.

Are agricultural workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do agricultural workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Agricultural workers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being an agricultural worker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an agricultural worker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are agricultural workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, agricultural workers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being an agricultural worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an agricultural worker.

Does being a good agricultural worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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