Should I Become A Production Assistant (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Production Assistants

Production Assistants The main responsibility of the PA is to assist Producers or Directors. They help the production run smoothly by handling various errands and delivering communications between members of the crew.

Bachelor or Associate's degree

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you comfortable running errands and gathering supplies?
Are you willing to perform various administrative tasks?
Are you interested in printing and distributing call sheets and scripts?
Do you have a friendly personality?
Do you have the sense of responsibility necessary to fulfill your obligations?
Do you possess listening skills that are essential for completing tasks properly?
Do you have the time management skills needed to multitask and stay organized?
Are you interested in working on film or TV productions and working with creative individuals?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Organizer

People with this personality type likes to follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and details more than with ideas. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Production Assistants need to have a friendly personality as they frequently work with individuals who have eccentric personalities. Having a strong sense of personal responsibility is also essential due to the variety of tasks assigned to Production Assistants.

Successful Production Assistants are also good listeners. Production Assistants are provided with a lot of information throughout the day and need to complete tasks with detailed instructions. You need good listening skills to carry out your duties.

Pros and Cons


You get to become part of a film crew

Working on a movie or television set can be an exciting experience. You get to help create movies or TV shows by supporting the rest of the crew.

You may get to meet and interact with celebs

When working on a movie or television production, you may get to meet famous actors and actresses.

You gain industry experience

Working as a PA gives you experience and allows you to build useful contacts in the film or television industry, which may make it easier to pursue a career in the industry.

Your job is often interesting and full of surprises

Each day brings something new. Production Assistants get to travel to interesting locations, work on unusual sets, and interact with a diverse range of people.


You may work long hours and travel frequently

Working as a Production Assistant typically involves long hours on set. You may even need to travel long distances for work and be available day or night.

Production Assistants often feel underappreciated

Production Assistants do not always receive recognition or thanks for their hard work, making this a thankless job for many. The lack of recognition can be discouraging.

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