We surveyed 3,579 infantry soldiers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical infantry soldier. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an infantry soldier?

Low

High

Working as an infantry soldier typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an infantry soldier?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an infantry soldier 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 an infantry soldier?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an infantry soldier. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for infantry soldiers.

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Do infantry soldiers work full-time or part-time?

92% of infantry soldiers work in full-time roles while 8% work part-time.

Is being an infantry soldier stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for infantry soldiers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an infantry soldier?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for infantry soldiers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for infantry soldiers?

Low

High

Infantry soldiers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being an infantry soldier require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Infantry soldiers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are infantry soldiers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Infantry soldiers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do infantry soldiers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being an infantry soldier physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an infantry soldier requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are infantry soldiers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of an infantry soldier changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being an infantry soldier require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for infantry soldiers.

Does being a good infantry soldier require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an infantry soldier.