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Sweden – Teachers included in the top ten list of dream jobs

08 November 2013

For the first time in Sweden, teachers have found their profession listed among the top ten dream jobs, according to a survey of more than 4,000 Swedes by Manpower Work Life, Sweden’s largest employment panel.

Lars Forseth, President of ManpowerGroup Sweden, commented: “Despite the fact that the teaching profession has received a lot of negative press in recent years, they have ended up among the top ten dream jobs for Swedes. It is an encouraging development that bodes well for the future.”

Among women, the teaching profession ranked eighth, the same position as last year. Among men it climbed from 31st in 2012 to 21st in 2013. As a result, the teaching professions ranks tenth on the leader board.

The job of CEO is still the most sought after professions, while HR professionals strengthened its popularity from last year and finished second. Entrepreneurs rounded out the top three dream jobs.

“It is encouraging that so many Swedes dream of professional roles that are usually seen as heavy and very responsible. It’s especially pleasing that Human Resources has climbed the list,” Mr Forseth added.   

Manpower Work Life is Sweden’s largest employment panel, with nearly 20,000 people regularly answering questions about their work. The latest survey was carried out in September 2013; and includes employees, the self-employed, job seekers, and students. 

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