We surveyed 8,083 hosts and hostesses to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical host and hostess. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a host and hostess?

Low

High

Working as a host and hostess typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a host and hostess?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a host and hostess 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 host and hostess?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a host and hostess. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for hosts and hostesses.

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Do hosts and hostesses work full-time or part-time?

15% of hosts and hostesses work in full-time roles while 85% work part-time.

Is being a host and hostess stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst hosts and hostesses, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a host and hostess?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a host and hostess.

How competitive is the workplace for hosts and hostesses?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for hosts and hostesses.

Does being a host and hostess require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for hosts and hostesses.

Are hosts and hostesses allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Hosts and hostesses rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do hosts and hostesses have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Hosts and hostesses tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a host and hostess physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a host and hostess may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are hosts and hostesses exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Hosts and hostesses tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a host and hostess require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a host and hostess.

Does being a good host and hostess require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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