We surveyed 351 foresters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical forester. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a forester?
Working as a forester typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a forester?
A career as a forester 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 forester?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a forester. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for foresters.
Do foresters work full-time or part-time?
71% of foresters work in full-time roles while 29% work part-time.
Is being a forester stressful?
Foresters tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a forester?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a forester.
How competitive is the workplace for foresters?
Competition at work is not common for foresters.
Does being a forester require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for foresters.
Are foresters allowed to express themselves creatively?
Foresters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do foresters have control over the direction of their work?
Foresters tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a forester physically demanding?
Being a forester requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are foresters exposed to a wide variety of work?
Foresters tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a forester require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a forester.
Does being a good forester require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as foresters.