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Where Do Finance Careers Rank Among The Most Desirable?


Aspiring investment banker? Wannabe accountant? How do your chosen career paths rank alongside the most desirable in the country?

Where Do Finance Careers Rank Among The Most Desirable?

A YouGov survey found that being an author is the most desirable career in the UK, just ahead of being a librarian. 51% of those surveyed would like to spend their days being an academic, whereas 43% would like to be a lawyer.

But what about finance careers? 34% of Brits would like to be an accountant, with 26% fancying a life as an investment banker.

The results of the survey are questionable however, as more respondents found a career as a train driver as more desirable than one as Formula One driver. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a train driver, but for some reason driving Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes appears more attractive than pulling away from Liverpool Street on the 11.07 Greater Anglia service to Norwich. 

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By Billy Sexton, Editor,