Eight out of 10 adults in the UK are unhappy with their work but most of them are too scared to change jobs because they believe they will be worse off, a new survey has found.
Almost seven out of 10 Britons admitted they are in their current career for the money and not the love of what they do.
Over half of 2,000 workers surveyed across the UK said they have skills or hobbies outside the workplace which they want to exploit, according to a study for the video learning website Learncliki.com.
In fact 63 per cent of workers feel so depressed at their current career choice that they envy family and friends who, seemingly, have productive and rewarding jobs.
Also, 66 per cent admitted they feel trapped in their current career by the money they earn.
However, they are unable to make a switch because they and their family rely too heavily on their income, the 'Daily Express' reported.
The most popular choice of alternative career would be to serve in one of the three emergency services.
Working in computers, the financial industry or in the legal sector also emerged as popular choices.
The results showed that 74 per cent are too afraid to change their careers, 68 per cent are in their current career for the money that they earn, and 55 per cent have skills outside the workplace.
"It seems many, many Brits feel totally trapped in their careers.
"They and their families need the money and the reality of their position means that in the uncertain climate of the recession they feel powerless to follow their real dream," Learncliki.com spokeswoman Patricia Koch said.