We surveyed 240 garbage collectors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical garbage collector. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a garbage collector?

Low

High

Working as a garbage collector typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that garbage collectors are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a garbage collector?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a garbage collector 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 garbage collector?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a garbage collector. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for garbage collectors.

Is being a garbage collector stressful?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for garbage collectors?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for garbage collectors.

Does being a garbage collector require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are garbage collectors allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Garbage collectors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Are garbage collectors exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Garbage collectors tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a garbage collector require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good garbage collector require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a garbage collector.