Probation officer jobs are no walk in the park, that’s for sure. You will often find yourself in very stressful, aggravating situations. In this article, we will analyze three main key skills needed to be a probation officer. This will help give context to why these skills are needed, and hopefully help you understand whether you are suitable for such a role. If this sort of role does interest you, I implore you to look at it in more detail and find further information in terms of official qualifications needed and specific career paths that can be sought after.