We surveyed 2,545 craft artists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical craft artist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a craft artist?
Working as a craft artist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a craft artist?
A career as a craft artist 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 craft artist?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a craft artist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for craft artists.
Do craft artists work full-time or part-time?
25% of craft artists work in full-time roles while 75% work part-time.
Is being a craft artist stressful?
Craft artists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a craft artist?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a craft artist.
How competitive is the workplace for craft artists?
Craft artists see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a craft artist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for craft artists.
Are craft artists allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a craft artist, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do craft artists have control over the direction of their work?
Craft artists have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.
Is being a craft artist physically demanding?
Being a craft artist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are craft artists exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, craft artists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a craft artist require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for craft artists.
Does being a good craft artist require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a craft artist.