We surveyed 2,327 car salesmen to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical car salesman. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a car salesman?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a car salesman?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a car salesman 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 car salesman?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a car salesman.

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Do car salesmen work full-time or part-time?

92% of car salesmen work in full-time roles while 8% work part-time.

Is being a car salesman stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for car salesmen, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a car salesman?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a car salesman.

How competitive is the workplace for car salesmen?

Low

High

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

Does being a car salesman require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are car salesmen allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Car salesmen rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do car salesmen have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a car salesman physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are car salesmen exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a car salesman require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good car salesman require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as car salesmen.