We surveyed 832 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

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

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.