We surveyed 690 roofers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical roofer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a roofer?
Working as a roofer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a roofer?
A career as a roofer 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 roofer?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a roofer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for roofers.
Do roofers work full-time or part-time?
59% of roofers work in full-time roles while 41% work part-time.
Is being a roofer stressful?
Roofers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a roofer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a roofer.
How competitive is the workplace for roofers?
Roofers see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a roofer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for roofers.
Are roofers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Roofers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do roofers have control over the direction of their work?
Roofers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a roofer physically demanding?
Being a roofer requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are roofers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Roofers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a roofer require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a roofer.
Does being a good roofer require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a roofer.