We surveyed 5,120 landscapers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical landscaper. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a landscaper?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a landscaper?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a landscaper 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 landscaper?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do landscapers work full-time or part-time?

50% of landscapers work in full-time roles while 50% work part-time.

Is being a landscaper stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a landscaper?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a landscaper.

How competitive is the workplace for landscapers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for landscapers.

Does being a landscaper require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Landscapers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are landscapers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do landscapers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a landscaper physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are landscapers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a landscaper changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a landscaper require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good landscaper require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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