We surveyed 19,178 childcare workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical childcare worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a childcare worker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a childcare worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a childcare worker 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 childcare worker?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do childcare workers work full-time or part-time?

34% of childcare workers work in full-time roles while 66% work part-time.

Is being a childcare worker stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for childcare workers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a childcare worker?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a childcare worker.

How competitive is the workplace for childcare workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for childcare workers.

Does being a childcare worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are childcare workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do childcare workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a childcare worker physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are childcare workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a childcare worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good childcare worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a childcare worker.