We surveyed 694 money managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical money manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a money manager?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a money manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a money manager 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 money manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a money manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for money managers.

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Do money managers work full-time or part-time?

79% of money managers work in full-time roles while 21% work part-time.

Is being a money manager stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a money manager?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a money manager.

How competitive is the workplace for money managers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for money managers.

Does being a money manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are money managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Money managers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do money managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a money manager physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are money managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a money manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good money manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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