We surveyed 323 ironworkers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical ironworker. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as an ironworker?
Working as an ironworker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become an ironworker?
A career as an ironworker 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 ironworker?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as an ironworker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for ironworkers.
Do ironworkers work full-time or part-time?
98% of ironworkers work in full-time roles while 2% work part-time.
Is being an ironworker stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst ironworkers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Are ironworkers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Ironworkers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being an ironworker require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an ironworker.
Does being a good ironworker require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an ironworker.