We surveyed 984 kindergarten teachers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical kindergarten teacher. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a kindergarten teacher?

Low

High

Working as a kindergarten teacher typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a kindergarten teacher?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a kindergarten teacher 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 kindergarten teacher?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a kindergarten teacher. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for kindergarten teachers.

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Do kindergarten teachers work full-time or part-time?

58% of kindergarten teachers work in full-time roles while 42% work part-time.

Is being a kindergarten teacher stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst kindergarten teachers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a kindergarten teacher?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a kindergarten teacher.

How competitive is the workplace for kindergarten teachers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for kindergarten teachers.

Does being a kindergarten teacher require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are kindergarten teachers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Kindergarten teachers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do kindergarten teachers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally kindergarten teachers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a kindergarten teacher physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a kindergarten teacher may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are kindergarten teachers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, kindergarten teachers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a kindergarten teacher require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good kindergarten teacher require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a kindergarten teacher.