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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a baker?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a baker.

How competitive is the workplace for bakers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for bakers.

Does being a baker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are bakers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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

Does being a baker require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for bakers.

Does being a good baker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a baker.