We surveyed 1,214 sailors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical sailor. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a sailor?
Working as a sailor typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a sailor?
A career as a sailor 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 sailor?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a sailor. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for sailors.
Do sailors work full-time or part-time?
90% of sailors work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.
Is being a sailor stressful?
Stress is very commonplace for sailors, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a sailor?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a sailor.
How competitive is the workplace for sailors?
Competition at work is not common for sailors.
Does being a sailor require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Sailors will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are sailors allowed to express themselves creatively?
Sailors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do sailors have control over the direction of their work?
Sailors tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a sailor physically demanding?
Being a sailor requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are sailors exposed to a wide variety of work?
Sailors tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a sailor require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a sailor.
Does being a good sailor require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a sailor.