We surveyed 1,074 couriers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical courier. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a courier?
Working as a courier typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a courier?
A career as a courier 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 courier?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a courier. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for couriers.
Do couriers work full-time or part-time?
55% of couriers work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.
Is being a courier stressful?
Couriers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a courier?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a courier.
How competitive is the workplace for couriers?
Competition at work is not common for couriers.
Does being a courier require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Couriers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are couriers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Couriers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do couriers have control over the direction of their work?
Couriers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a courier physically demanding?
Being a courier may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are couriers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Couriers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a courier require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a courier.
Does being a good courier require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a courier.