We surveyed 984 butchers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical butcher. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a butcher?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a butcher?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a butcher 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 butcher?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a butcher. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for butchers.

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Do butchers work full-time or part-time?

63% of butchers work in full-time roles while 37% work part-time.

Is being a butcher stressful?

Low

High

Butchers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a butcher?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a butcher.

How competitive is the workplace for butchers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for butchers.

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

Low

High

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

Are butchers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Butchers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do butchers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a butcher physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are butchers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a butcher require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a butcher.

Does being a good butcher require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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