We surveyed 5,231 copywriters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical copywriter. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a copywriter?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a copywriter?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a copywriter 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 copywriter?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do copywriters work full-time or part-time?

56% of copywriters work in full-time roles while 44% work part-time.

Is being a copywriter stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a copywriter?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a copywriter.

How competitive is the workplace for copywriters?

Low

High

Copywriters see mild competition in their workplace.

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

Low

High

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

Are copywriters allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do copywriters have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a copywriter physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a copywriters is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are copywriters exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, copywriters tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a copywriter require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for copywriters.

Does being a good copywriter require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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