We surveyed 861 environmental consultants to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical environmental consultant. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an environmental consultant?

Low

High

Working as an environmental consultant typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that environmental consultants are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an environmental consultant?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an environmental consultant 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 an environmental consultant?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an environmental consultant. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for environmental consultants.

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Do environmental consultants work full-time or part-time?

78% of environmental consultants work in full-time roles while 22% work part-time.

Is being an environmental consultant stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst environmental consultants, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an environmental consultant?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be an environmental consultant.

How competitive is the workplace for environmental consultants?

Low

High

Environmental consultants tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being an environmental consultant require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Environmental consultants will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are environmental consultants allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Environmental consultants rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do environmental consultants have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Environmental consultants tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being an environmental consultant physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as an environmental consultants is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are environmental consultants exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Environmental consultants tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an environmental consultant require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an environmental consultant.

Does being a good environmental consultant require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an environmental consultant.