We surveyed 3,121 merchandisers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical merchandiser. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a merchandiser?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a merchandiser?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a merchandiser 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 merchandiser?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do merchandisers work full-time or part-time?

62% of merchandisers work in full-time roles while 38% work part-time.

Is being a merchandiser stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a merchandiser?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for merchandisers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for merchandisers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for merchandisers.

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

Low

High

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

Are merchandisers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Merchandisers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do merchandisers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Merchandisers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a merchandiser physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are merchandisers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a merchandiser require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good merchandiser require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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