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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a sheet metal worker.

How competitive is the workplace for sheet metal workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for sheet metal workers.

Does being a sheet metal worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for sheet metal workers.

Are sheet metal workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Sheet metal workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do sheet metal workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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