Published on May 13th, 2012 | by Amy Edwards0
The UK’s top 10 dream jobs revealed
By Amy @BubbleJobs
A new survey out this week revealed that workers in the UK are far from happy with their current employment – research from Bing has revealed that around 60% of the 3000 employees questioned are unhappy with their current job.
At a time when the cost of petrol and food seems to be rising pretty much every day, it’s hardly surprising that the vast majority of the respondents simply want a bit more money from their current employers for the job they do.
So if two thirds of those questioned are unhappy with their current role, what job do they actually dream of doing? Pilot, singer, writer? Check, they’re all in the top 10 along with artist and working for a charity – here’s the full list.
1. Pilot: Yep, a pilot’s life of jetting off around the world, raking in the cash, staying in luxury hotels and wearing a uniform that makes women go weak at the knees is the one most people in the UK want. Forget the fact that there’s lots of long boring flights where you only have one other pilot for company; it seems that’s just a minor set-back compared to do the perks that come with being a pilot.
2. Working for a charity or not-for-profit organisation: Ah a job with a conscience. Yes, it looks like the majority of workers in the UK want to make a real difference when it comes to their job, however with a shortage of funds it’s unlikely you’ll ever be on a handsome wage when you work for a charity.
3. Writer: The romantic dream of being a writer or novelist is a pretty familiar one – really who wouldn’t want to be paid to tap into their imagination and make things up for a living? The bad news? Apart from it being incredibly difficult to get a book published, the average wage of a writer in the UK currently stands at just over £16,500 – hardly the sum you imagined right?
4. Photographer: Just like a writer, the job of a professional photographer is another creative role that lots of people would love to do. The idea of becoming a world-class photographer and photographing top models is pretty appealing, however wedding photos, school portraits and pet portraits are much more likely to rule your life when working as a professional photographer.
5. Musician or singer: Reality TV shows and promotional clips on YouTube show the number of people that want to become a musician or singer is pretty much never ending. You might dream of being the next Adele or Justin Beiber but even if you do register on the radar of musical bigwigs, there’s still no saying you’ll ever record a single or release it.
6. Sports trainer or coach: Many people think all sports trainers and coaches get to train the world’s best athletes and sports stars, however the majority are much more likely to be found coaching little league football teams and helping health enthusiasts to shed weight at their local gym – not that glamorous huh?
7. Formula 1, Moto GP or rally driver: OK it’s easy to see why this one made the top 10. Come on, who wouldn’t like to be paid to throw a race car around a track at ridiculous speeds everyday? The bad news is that unless you’ve been training for this job from a young age (Lewis Hamilton started racing go-karts when he was seven!), it’s unlikely you’re going to become the next F1 champion any time soon.
8. Actor: The so-called glamorous life of an actor can be appealing but it’s not new news that it’s really not all it’s cracked up. The average actor makes less than £5000 a year and usually has another non-actor related job to bring in the money in between acting jobs.
9. Journalist: The idea of working in a fast-paced exciting news room, interviewing world leaders and reporting from war zones can be appealing but unless you’re promoted quickly you’re much more likely to find yourself rewriting press releases and reporting on local news issues like graffiti and litter when you land yourself a journalism job – if you can find one that is!
10. Artist: Creative, colourful and oh so cool, artists get the live the life of Riley, chill out and occasionally create the odd genius painting, sculpture or drawing – that’s the idea anyway. Unfortunately with the current economic climate most artists can only expect to earn around £7000 a year which means, just like actors, they’re often forced to turn to other jobs to make ends meet 90% of the time.