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20 most popular dream jobs in the world and UAE, GCC

The career of a pilot was the most sought-after around the globe

by Tanvir Awan
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Most popular jobs in the world.

A study by financial services provider Remitly has revealed the most popular dream jobs in the world and the UAE based on Google search data.

The study analyzed Google search data to uncover which careers people are searching for the most in each country.

Surprisingly, people in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain dream of being a poet more than any other profession, according to Remitly.

The career of a pilot was the most sought-after around the globe, however, in the Middle East, a more artistic occupation was preferred.

According to the data, the profession of a “poet” was the most searched for across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.

The study results offer a glimpse into the aspirations and desires of people from around the globe and provide valuable insights into the current job market trends.

From the world of entertainment to the tech industry, the study covers a wide range of industries and job titles, providing a comprehensive look at the most popular dream jobs in the world today.

The study was based on 12 months of Google searches, which reflects people’s interest in a particular job and can give a good insight into the current trend of the job market.

20 most popular dream jobs in the world

  1. Pilot – 930,630 searches
  2. Writer – 801,200 searches
  3. Dancer – 278,720 searches
  4. YouTuber – 195,070 searches
  5. Entrepreneur – 178,380 searches
  6. Actor – 176,180 searches
  7. Influencer – 159,180 searches
  8. Programmer – 125,310 searches
  9. Singer – 121,430 searches
  10. Teacher – 114,950 searches
  11. DJ – 112,360 searches
  12. Blogger – 104,600 searches
  13. Doctor – 104,080 searches
  14. Professor – 91,400 searches
  15. Flight attendant – 88,240 searches
  16. Firefighter – 84,300 searches
  17. Judge – 83,800 searches
  18. Lawyer – 79,470 searches
  19. Attorney – 74,030 searches
  20. Psychologist – 66,750 searches

Most popular jobs in the world.

Dream jobs in social media and online

  • YouTuber
  • Influencer
  • Programmer
  • Blogger
  • Vlogger

Public sector jobs

  • Teacher
  • Doctor
  • Firefighter
  • Judge
  • Police Officer

Art and culture

  • Writer
  • Dancer
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • DJ

Most popular jobs in the sciences

  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Scientist
  • Life coach

Best jobs in sport sector

  • Footballer
  • Football coach
  • Wrestler
  • Basketball player
  • Boxer

Google search data was used to establish the annual search volume (October 2021 to October 2022) in each country for “how to be a [job]” search terms associated with dreaming of a new job or career for every country in the world. The most searched-for job was then used as the top career for the specific country.



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