We surveyed 741 woodworkers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical woodworker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a woodworker?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a woodworker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a woodworker 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 woodworker?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a woodworker.

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Do woodworkers work full-time or part-time?

55% of woodworkers work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.

Is being a woodworker stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a woodworker?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a woodworker.

How competitive is the workplace for woodworkers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for woodworkers.

Does being a woodworker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Woodworkers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are woodworkers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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

Do woodworkers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally woodworkers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a woodworker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a woodworker may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are woodworkers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a woodworker require attention to detail?

Low

High

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

Does being a good woodworker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a woodworker.