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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
Stress is not uncommon amongst farmers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a farmer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a farmer.
How competitive is the workplace for farmers?
Competition at work is not common for farmers.
Does being a farmer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Farmers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are farmers allowed to express themselves creatively?
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?
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?
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?
The workload of a farmer changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.
Does being a farmer require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a farmer.
Does being a good farmer require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as farmers.