We surveyed 1,287 conductors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical conductor. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a conductor?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a conductor?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a conductor 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 conductor?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do conductors work full-time or part-time?

43% of conductors work in full-time roles while 57% work part-time.

Is being a conductor stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a conductor?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for conductors?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for conductors.

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

Low

High

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

Are conductors allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do conductors have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a conductor physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are conductors exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a conductor require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good conductor require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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