We surveyed 910 performers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical performer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a performer?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a performer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a performer 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 performer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a performer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for performers.

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Do performers work full-time or part-time?

32% of performers work in full-time roles while 68% work part-time.

Is being a performer stressful?

Low

High

Performers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a performer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a performer.

How competitive is the workplace for performers?

Low

High

Performers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a performer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are performers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a performer, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do performers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a performer physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are performers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a performer require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good performer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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