Brits Would Rather Become a Teacher Than Switch to Any Other Job
Submitted by: Star One Public Relations
London, UK (OPENPRESS) October 26, 2011 -- Given the choice, more Brits would switch to a job in teaching than any other profession, new research from training provider oneworklife has shown.
The survey of over 2000 UK full and part time workers revealed that nearly 1 in 5 (18%) UK workers hate their jobs and when asked what they would like to do instead, a career in education came out on top. Career switches to the fields of IT and Healthcare came in joint second place.
Differences in the responses between men and women also suggest that despite living in an age of supposed gender equality, women are still more drawn to the caring vocations than men.
For men, Information Technology careers would be the most popular move with nearly 12 per cent selecting that as their top option. However, a job in IT appeals to just 3.5 per cent of women.
The difference of opinion between genders is maintained when it comes to jobs in healthcare. 8.3 per cent of women would choose a job in the healthcare sector as opposed to just 4.3 per cent of men.
Jobs in construction didn't prove as popular, only just making it in to the top ten list of most popular career changes coming in behind becoming a farmer or gardener in 9th place and choosing to be a house husband or house wife in 8th place.
Other interesting findings from the survey include:
- The same percentage of respondents wanted to become a celebrity as wanted to join one of the armed forces (1.15%)
- More people wanted to become a professional sports person (2.35%) than work in politics (2.05%)
- Just over 1% of women and 0.5% of men would become a WAG if they could
- 18% of UK workers hate their jobs
- 21% of workers feel trapped in their current jobs
- 9.5% say their current job makes them unhappy even outside of work
- 17% of respondents see themselves as budding entrepreneurs and would like to run their own business rather than switch to any other 'job'.
Trevor Field of oneworklife commented, "What's clear from the research is that many British workers feel trapped in unfulfilling jobs or careers. We've created oneworklife to give people of all ages and from all walks of life the guidance they need to help them get their career on track. You don't have to plod on in a job you hate. With a little help and retraining you could be able to move to a better job with better prospects to give you a better life."
oneworklife is a careers advice and training service which aims to help people improve their career and earnings prospects by giving them all the help, advice, tools and guidance they should need to help them retrain for a new work life.
Career Mentors are on hand to offer free careers advice over the phone and useful tools such as career and course guides as well as a career finder are available on their website too.
For further information please contact: Jason Wyer-Smith at 42 PR on 07824 818242
Trevor Field at oneworklife on 07711167314
Notes to Editors:
To link to our website please use http://www.oneworklife.com
Research commissioned by oneworklife and carried out with 2000 UK adults in August 2011 by OnePoll research.
oneworklife's mission is to improve working lives. Helping people to identify their own skills, choosing a career that's right for them and helping them get the training or qualifications they need to achieve greater job satisfaction and better earning potential. oneworklife will also help users find a new job or show them how to become self-employed or set up their own business.
oneworklife will help people to get more from their work life.