We surveyed 410 lobbyists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical lobbyist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a lobbyist?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a lobbyist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a lobbyist 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 lobbyist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a lobbyist.

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Do lobbyists work full-time or part-time?

78% of lobbyists work in full-time roles while 22% work part-time.

Is being a lobbyist stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a lobbyist?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for lobbyists?

Low

High

Lobbyists see mild competition in their workplace.

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

Low

High

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

Are lobbyists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Is being a lobbyist physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a lobbyists is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are lobbyists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Lobbyists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a lobbyist require attention to detail?

Low

High

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