We surveyed 8,840 construction workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical construction worker. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a construction worker?
Working as a construction worker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a construction worker?
A career as a construction 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 construction worker?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a construction worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for construction workers.
Do construction workers work full-time or part-time?
68% of construction workers work in full-time roles while 32% work part-time.
Is being a construction worker stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst construction workers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a construction worker?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a construction worker.
How competitive is the workplace for construction workers?
Competition at work is not common for construction workers.
Does being a construction worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Construction workers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are construction workers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Construction workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do construction workers have control over the direction of their work?
Construction workers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a construction worker physically demanding?
Being a construction worker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are construction workers exposed to a wide variety of work?
The workload of a construction worker changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.
Does being a construction worker require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for construction workers.
Does being a good construction worker require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a construction worker.