We surveyed 804 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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a roofer?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for roofers?

Low

High

Roofers see mild competition in their workplace.

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

Low

High

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

Are roofers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Roofers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do roofers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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

Does being a good roofer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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