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Teacher tops the list of dream jobs for salaried workers: survey

Teacher tops the list of dream jobs for salaried workers: survey

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) When Taiwan's salaried workers were growing up, most dreamed of being teachers, entrepreneurs and famous entertainers, according to a recent online survey by a job bank.
According to the survey conducted by the 1111 job bank on childhood dreams, 29.2 percent of respondents said they wanted to be a teacher, 17.4 percent wanted to be an entrepreneur, and 16.2 percent dreamed of being a star.
About 15.2 percent of respondents said they aspired to be a doctor or nurse, 10.7 percent dreamed of becoming a flight attendant, and 10.7 percent wanted to be a painter, the survey found.
Only 10.7 percent of respondents, however, said they fulfilled their dreams and were employed in a profession that was closely related to their childhood dream job.
Another 76 percent of respondents admitted they were not able to achieve their childhood aspirations. Sixty-six percent said they had already given up on their dreams, while 10 percent said they were on the verge of abandoning their dreams.
On average, people gave up their dreams at age of 21, the survey found.
If the respondents were able to go back in time, 57 percent of them would change their dreams and aim for jobs in the information technology industry.
The survey was conducted online between Mar. 16-31 with 1,137 valid responses. It has a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.91 percent.
(By Cheng Yun-hsuan and Fanny Liu)




Updated : 2021-06-16 15:51 GMT+08:00