We surveyed 741 environmental technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical environmental technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an environmental technician?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an environmental technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an environmental technician 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 technician?

Easy

Hard

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

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

90% of environmental technicians work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.

Is being an environmental technician stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as an environmental technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an environmental technician.

How competitive is the workplace for environmental technicians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for environmental technicians.

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

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for environmental technicians.

Are environmental technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Environmental technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

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

Low

High

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

Is being an environmental technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an environmental technician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are environmental technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, environmental technicians tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being an environmental technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good environmental technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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