We surveyed 419 arborists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical arborist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an arborist?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an arborist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an arborist 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 arborist?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do arborists work full-time or part-time?

84% of arborists work in full-time roles while 16% work part-time.

Is being an arborist stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as an arborist?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for arborists?

Low

High

Arborists see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an arborist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are arborists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Arborists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do arborists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being an arborist physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are arborists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Arborists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an arborist require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good arborist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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