We surveyed 1,645 painters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical painter. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a painter?
Working as a painter typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a painter?
A career as a painter 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 painter?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a painter. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for painters.
Do painters work full-time or part-time?
59% of painters work in full-time roles while 41% work part-time.
Is being a painter stressful?
Painters tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a painter?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a painter.
How competitive is the workplace for painters?
Competition at work is not common for painters.
Does being a painter require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for painters.
Are painters allowed to express themselves creatively?
Painters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do painters have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally painters will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a painter physically demanding?
Being a painter requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are painters exposed to a wide variety of work?
Painters tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a painter require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a painter.
Does being a good painter require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a painter.