We surveyed 1,125 nursery workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical nursery worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a nursery worker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a nursery worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a nursery worker 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 nursery worker?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do nursery workers work full-time or part-time?

31% of nursery workers work in full-time roles while 69% work part-time.

Is being a nursery worker stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a nursery worker?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a nursery worker.

How competitive is the workplace for nursery workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for nursery workers.

Does being a nursery worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are nursery workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do nursery workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a nursery worker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a nursery worker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are nursery workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a nursery worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good nursery worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as nursery workers.