We surveyed 982 transportation planners to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical transportation planner. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a transportation planner?

Low

High

Working as a transportation planner typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a transportation planner?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a transportation planner 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 transportation planner?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a transportation planner. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for transportation planners.

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Do transportation planners work full-time or part-time?

89% of transportation planners work in full-time roles while 11% work part-time.

Is being a transportation planner stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst transportation planners, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a transportation planner?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a transportation planner.

How competitive is the workplace for transportation planners?

Low

High

Transportation planners see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a transportation planner require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for transportation planners.

Are transportation planners allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Transportation planners rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do transportation planners have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Transportation planners tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a transportation planner physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a transportation planners is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are transportation planners exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Transportation planners tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a transportation planner require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a transportation planner.

Does being a good transportation planner require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as transportation planners.