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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a forester?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for foresters?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for foresters.

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

Low

High

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

Are foresters allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Foresters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do foresters have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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

Does being a good forester require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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