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What the World Wants to Do for Living: Dream Jobs by Country

Whether you’re a student figuring out your career path or a seasoned worker seeking a new direction, you probably found yourself googling: “How to become a …”.

Changing jobs has become fairly common these days. And it looks like a lot of employees are feeling the itch to make that change this year. According to a recent survey, an incredible 52 percent of American workers are thinking about switching jobs. And what’s more, an impressive 44 percent have already made solid plans to do just that.

So what are the most desired jobs across the world? Google knows it and now we do, too. Based on the yearly search traffic (between October 2021 and October 2022) for phrases associated with a career search, Remitly created a list of dream jobs in each country.

Nearly one million Google searches (930,630) simply show that being a pilot is the ultimate job wish. It topped rankings in 25 countries, including the United States, Canada and England.

And given the thrill and prestige associated with this profession (besides its median monthly salary of $202,180), it's just no surprise that the idea of becoming a pilot continues to captivate the minds of many.

Get a glimpse of global career aspirations through our visually stunning infographic mapping out the dream jobs of each continent.

Looking to uncover some juicy insights on the job market and employment trends? Look no further than our #kickdata.

  • Julia Gergelova, Professional Writer at Kickresume
  • Julia Gergelova
    Professional Writer
    Julia is a professional writer, translator and graphic designer. She holds degrees in translation and interpretation, and has international work experience from a number of different countries in Europe as well as China and Panama. Julia formerly taught academic writing and as a graphic designer contributed to outlets such as The Business of Business. She has a passion for lifelong learning and good coffee.

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