We surveyed 530 sheet metal workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical sheet metal worker. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a sheet metal worker?
Working as a sheet metal worker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a sheet metal worker?
A career as a sheet metal worker 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 sheet metal worker?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a sheet metal worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for sheet metal workers.
Do sheet metal workers work full-time or part-time?
92% of sheet metal workers work in full-time roles while 8% work part-time.
Is being a sheet metal worker stressful?
Sheet metal workers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a sheet metal worker?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a sheet metal worker.
How competitive is the workplace for sheet metal workers?
Competition at work is not common for sheet metal workers.
Does being a sheet metal worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for sheet metal workers.
Are sheet metal workers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Sheet metal workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do sheet metal workers have control over the direction of their work?
Sheet metal workers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a sheet metal worker physically demanding?
Being a sheet metal worker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are sheet metal workers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Sheet metal workers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a sheet metal worker require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a sheet metal worker.
Does being a good sheet metal worker require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a sheet metal worker.