We surveyed 5,664 auditors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical auditor. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an auditor?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an auditor?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an auditor 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 auditor?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do auditors work full-time or part-time?

88% of auditors work in full-time roles while 12% work part-time.

Is being an auditor stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for auditors, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an auditor?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for auditors, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for auditors?

Low

High

Auditors see mild competition in their workplace.

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

Low

High

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

Are auditors allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Auditors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do auditors have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being an auditor physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are auditors exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being an auditor require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for auditors, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good auditor require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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