We surveyed 8,124 food preparation workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical food preparation worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a food preparation worker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a food preparation worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a food preparation worker 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 food preparation worker?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a food preparation worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for food preparation workers.

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Do food preparation workers work full-time or part-time?

37% of food preparation workers work in full-time roles while 63% work part-time.

Is being a food preparation worker stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst food preparation workers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a food preparation worker?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a food preparation worker.

How competitive is the workplace for food preparation workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for food preparation workers.

Does being a food preparation worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Food preparation workers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are food preparation workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Food preparation workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do food preparation workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Food preparation workers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a food preparation worker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a food preparation worker may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are food preparation workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, food preparation workers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a food preparation worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a food preparation worker.

Does being a good food preparation worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a food preparation worker.