We surveyed 921 controllers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical controller. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a controller?
Working as a controller typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a controller?
A career as a controller 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 controller?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a controller.
Do controllers work full-time or part-time?
95% of controllers work in full-time roles while 5% work part-time.
Is being a controller stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst controllers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a controller?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a controller.
How competitive is the workplace for controllers?
Competition at work is not common for controllers.
Does being a controller require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Controllers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are controllers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Controllers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do controllers have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally controllers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a controller physically demanding?
Work as a controllers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.
Are controllers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Controllers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a controller require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for controllers.
Does being a good controller require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a controller.