We surveyed 225 aquarists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical aquarist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an aquarist?



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

Can I learn to become an aquarist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an aquarist 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 aquarist?



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


Do aquarists work full-time or part-time?

31% of aquarists work in full-time roles while 69% work part-time.