We surveyed 220 legislators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical legislator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a legislator?



Working as a legislator typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that legislators are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a legislator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a legislator 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 legislator?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a legislator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for legislators.