We surveyed 1,639 postal service workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical postal service worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a postal service worker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a postal service worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a postal service worker typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a postal service worker?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do postal service workers work full-time or part-time?

53% of postal service workers work in full-time roles while 47% work part-time.

Is being a postal service worker stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a postal service worker?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a postal service worker.

How competitive is the workplace for postal service workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for postal service workers.

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

Low

High

Postal service workers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are postal service workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Postal service workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do postal service workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a postal service worker physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are postal service workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a postal service worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good postal service worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a postal service worker.