We surveyed 493 sustainability officers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical sustainability officer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a sustainability officer?
Working as a sustainability officer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a sustainability officer?
A career as a sustainability officer 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 sustainability officer?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a sustainability officer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for sustainability officers.
Do sustainability officers work full-time or part-time?
56% of sustainability officers work in full-time roles while 44% work part-time.
Is being a sustainability officer stressful?
Sustainability officers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a sustainability officer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a sustainability officer.
How competitive is the workplace for sustainability officers?
Sustainability officers see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a sustainability officer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for sustainability officers.
Are sustainability officers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Sustainability officers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do sustainability officers have control over the direction of their work?
Sustainability officers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a sustainability officer physically demanding?
Work as a sustainability officers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are sustainability officers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Sustainability officers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a good sustainability officer require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a sustainability officer.