We surveyed 374 revenue agents to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical revenue agent. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a revenue agent?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a revenue agent?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a revenue agent 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 revenue agent?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a revenue agent. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for revenue agents.

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Do revenue agents work full-time or part-time?

90% of revenue agents work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.

Is being a revenue agent stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a revenue agent?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a revenue agent.

How competitive is the workplace for revenue agents?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for revenue agents.

Does being a revenue agent require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are revenue agents allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Revenue agents rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do revenue agents have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a revenue agent physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a revenue agents is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are revenue agents exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a revenue agent require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good revenue agent require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a revenue agent.