UK professions compared

If you work in the UK and are employed within one of the professions below, we'd really appreciate you filling out this quick anonymous survey about some of the aspects of your job.

For young people looking to choose a career, drawing an easy comparison between professions is vital, whether it's on career prospects, diversity or work/life balance. By collating the responses from this survey, our readers will be able to do just that. 

Please pass this survey on to colleagues or relevant contacts – the more responses we get, the better! You can do that by sharing this link – and remember, it's completely anonymous. 

Chambers Student Guide is a resource aimed at aiding students decide on a career in law. We'll be using these results to show how law compares to all of the other professions out there!

* 2. Please respond to the following statements about your career.

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Your salary is well matched to the amount of work you put in.
Your salary is well matched to your level of education. 
You are satisfied with your work/life balance.
Your working hours are regular, allowing you to structure your personal life.
Your profession is inclusive and diverse; at all levels women, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ employees are well represented. 
You are satisfied with your choice of profession.
Your profession is hierarchical.
Your colleagues are also your friends.

* 3. Which of these was most important to you when choosing your profession? Please rank the reasons in order below, with one being the most important motivation, and five being the least. NB: no two answers may be ranked the same.

* 4. On average, how many hours do you spend working each day?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 5. How much of your work is done at home (%)?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 7. From the time you enter the profession, how long do you think it takes to achieve the salary you answered above?

* 8. In an average month, how many times do you socialise with colleagues outside of the office?

* 9. How long would you expect to wait for promotion from an entry-level position in your profession?

* 10. How long are you aiming to work within the profession?