We surveyed 1,603 art teachers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical art teacher. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an art teacher?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an art teacher?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an art teacher 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 art teacher?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do art teachers work full-time or part-time?

51% of art teachers work in full-time roles while 49% work part-time.

Is being an art teacher stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst art teachers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an art teacher?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be an art teacher.

How competitive is the workplace for art teachers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for art teachers.

Does being an art teacher require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are art teachers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being an art teacher, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do art teachers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Art teachers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being an art teacher physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an art teacher may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are art teachers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, art teachers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being an art teacher require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good art teacher require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as an art teacher.