We surveyed 701 cabinetmakers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cabinetmaker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a cabinetmaker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a cabinetmaker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a cabinetmaker typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a cabinetmaker?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do cabinetmakers work full-time or part-time?

73% of cabinetmakers work in full-time roles while 27% work part-time.

Is being a cabinetmaker stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a cabinetmaker?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for cabinetmakers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for cabinetmakers.

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

Low

High

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

Are cabinetmakers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Cabinetmakers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do cabinetmakers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a cabinetmaker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a cabinetmaker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are cabinetmakers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a cabinetmaker require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good cabinetmaker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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