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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a courier?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for couriers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for couriers.

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

Low

High

Couriers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are couriers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Couriers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do couriers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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

Does being a good courier require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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