We surveyed 49,858 teachers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical teacher. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a teacher?
Working as a teacher typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a teacher?
A career as a teacher 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 teacher?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a teacher.
Do teachers work full-time or part-time?
74% of teachers work in full-time roles while 26% work part-time.
Is being a teacher stressful?
Stress is very commonplace for teachers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a teacher?
Organization is considered a very important trait for teachers, and is critical to success in the field.
How competitive is the workplace for teachers?
Competition at work is not common for teachers.
Does being a teacher require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Teachers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.
Are teachers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a teacher, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do teachers have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally teachers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a teacher physically demanding?
Being a teacher may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are teachers exposed to a wide variety of work?
The workload of a teacher changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.
Does being a teacher require attention to detail?
Attention to detail is a vital skill for teachers, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.
Does being a good teacher require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a teacher.