We surveyed 650 park rangers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical park ranger. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a park ranger?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a park ranger?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a park ranger 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 park ranger?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a park ranger.

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Do park rangers work full-time or part-time?

63% of park rangers work in full-time roles while 37% work part-time.

Do park rangers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Are park rangers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a park ranger require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a park ranger.