We surveyed 821 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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
Stress is not uncommon amongst transportation planners, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a transportation planner?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a transportation planner.
How competitive is the workplace for transportation planners?
Transportation planners see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a transportation planner require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for transportation planners.
Are transportation planners allowed to express themselves creatively?
Transportation planners rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do transportation planners have control over the direction of their work?
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?
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?
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?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a transportation planner.
Does being a good transportation planner require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as transportation planners.