We surveyed 3,370 farmers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical farmer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a farmer?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a farmer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a farmer 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 farmer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a farmer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for farmers.

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Do farmers work full-time or part-time?

46% of farmers work in full-time roles while 54% work part-time.

Is being a farmer stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a farmer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a farmer.

How competitive is the workplace for farmers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for farmers.

Does being a farmer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Farmers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are farmers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Farmers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do farmers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Farmers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a farmer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a farmer requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are farmers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a farmer changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a farmer require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a farmer.

Does being a good farmer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as farmers.