We surveyed 2,320 bank managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical bank manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a bank manager?

Low

High

Working as a bank manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a bank manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a bank manager 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 bank manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a bank manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for bank managers.

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Do bank managers work full-time or part-time?

98% of bank managers work in full-time roles while 2% work part-time.

Is being a bank manager stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a bank manager?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for bank managers?

Low

High

Bank managers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a bank manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are bank managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Bank managers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do bank managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally bank managers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a bank manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a bank managers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are bank managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a bank manager changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a bank manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good bank manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a bank manager.