We surveyed 178 crane operators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical crane operator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a crane operator?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a crane operator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a crane operator typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a crane operator?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a crane operator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for crane operators.