While researchers are in sixth place in the boredom stakes and engineers only marginally better in eighth, teachers report the lowest amounts of boredom of all graduate professions.
The full list from the Training & Development Agency for Schools' Boredom Index:
- Administrative/secretarial (10 out of 10)
- Science research/development
- Human resources
- Teaching (4 out of 10)
When asked why they find their job interesting, 81 per cent of teachers questioned said it is the challenge of the role, 81 per cent because no two days are the same, and 86 per cent said they enjoy the interaction with people. Sixty-four per cent also rate the opportunity to use their creativity.You might ask yourself how I found myself browsing through three year old press releases when I'm so busy …
Employees surveyed say they are mainly bored because of the lack of challenge in their jobs (61 per cent), whilst not using their skills or their knowledge makes life tedious for 60 per cent. And boredom through doing the same things every day (50 per cent) is also to blame.