Seventy-five percent of Taiwanese office workers are thinking about switching professions, according to the results of a survey released on Saturday.
While 54 percent of the respondents who have the idea said they will find a new job, 24 percent said they will start their own business.
The survey was conducted by the Chinese-language monthly magazine Smart (
On the reasons for wanting to switch professions, 54 percent of the respondents mentioned low salary; 34 percent said a lack of interest or sense of achievement; and 27 percent pointed to the bad outlook in their professions.
In terms of what field they want to enter, the top-five mentioned by the respondents were the high-tech, tourism, trade, optoelectronic communications and service sectors, in that order.
Among those who wish to start their own businesses, 31 percent said they wanted to start an online business; 27 percent were interested in opening a coffee shop; 26 percent wanted to work from home; 16.51 percent wanted to open an organic and health food store and 13.76 percent wanted to open a fashion boutique.