We surveyed 661 taxi drivers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical taxi driver. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a taxi driver?

Low

High

Working as a taxi driver typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that taxi drivers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a taxi driver?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a taxi driver typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a taxi driver?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a taxi driver. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for taxi drivers.

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Do taxi drivers work full-time or part-time?

53% of taxi drivers work in full-time roles while 47% work part-time.

Is being a taxi driver stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a taxi driver?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a taxi driver.

How competitive is the workplace for taxi drivers?

Low

High

Taxi drivers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a taxi driver require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

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

Are taxi drivers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Taxi drivers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do taxi drivers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Taxi drivers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a taxi driver physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a taxi drivers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Does being a taxi driver require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good taxi driver require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as taxi drivers.