While many will find happiness with roles that are not associated with interests outside of work, many dream of working 9-5 in a role that sees them involved in or utilising a skill from something they enjoy doing in their spare time.
Indeed, according to research published in Be A Better You’s Hobbies, Dreams and Jobs Report, 89% of British workers surveyed have considered turning a hobby or interest into a career.
Creative career paths such as photography (48%), writing (e.g. journalism, fiction writing - 37%) and fashion (e.g. fashion design, modelling - 33%) are the most popular.
A further 65% of workers have also considered turning their interest in fitness and nutrition into a career as a personal trainer. And 30% have an appetite to utilise their social and culinary skills for work in the hospitality and catering sector, as an events planner or chef.
While it is encouraging that workers are dreaming big, the unfortunate reality is that the majority will never act upon them. The data shows that just 3% have taken the steps to turn their hobby a full time job - despite 59% admitting they are not passionate about the job they are currently in.