November 1, 2006

Thinking about a Career Switch?

47%

Nearly half of U.S. workers expect they will switch careers sometime in the future. Young workers and part-time workers are more likely to say they are very or somewhat likely to change careers.

When looking to the future, nearly half (47%) of employed respondents say they are very or somewhat likely to switch careers. Younger and part-time workers are more likely to say this. Those with some college education are more likely than other education groups to say they will switch; those with lower levels of income (under $30,000) are more likely than those with higher incomes to say they will switch careers. More than four-in-ten (42%) workers in the Pew survey say they are “very likely” to stay with their current employer for the remainder of their work life. As expected, older workers are more likely to report this than are younger ones. And, part-time workers are less likely than full-time workers to think they will stay with their current employer for the long haul. Read More