We surveyed 3,763 bakers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical baker. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a baker?
Working as a baker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a baker?
A career as a baker 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 a baker?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a baker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for bakers.
Do bakers work full-time or part-time?
47% of bakers work in full-time roles while 53% work part-time.
Is being a baker stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst bakers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a baker?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a baker.
How competitive is the workplace for bakers?
Competition at work is not common for bakers.
Does being a baker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Bakers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.
Are bakers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Bakers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do bakers have control over the direction of their work?
Bakers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a baker physically demanding?
Being a baker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are bakers exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, bakers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a baker require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for bakers.
Does being a good baker require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a baker.