We surveyed 1,231 DJs to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical DJ. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a DJ?
Working as a DJ typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a DJ?
A career as a DJ 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 DJ?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a DJ. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for DJs.
Do DJs work full-time or part-time?
26% of DJs work in full-time roles while 74% work part-time.
Is being a DJ stressful?
DJs tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a DJ?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a DJ.
How competitive is the workplace for DJs?
DJs tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.
Does being a DJ require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for DJs.
Are DJs allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a DJ, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do DJs have control over the direction of their work?
DJs have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.
Is being a DJ physically demanding?
Work as a DJs is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are DJs exposed to a wide variety of work?
DJs tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a DJ require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a DJ.
Does being a good DJ require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as DJs.