Half of Singapore's fresh entrants to workforce want jobs outside fields of study: Poll

Recruitment firm Monster.com noted in October that 79 per cent of Singaporean survey respondents said they would consider a job outside their field of study.
Recruitment firm Monster.com noted in October that 79 per cent of Singaporean survey respondents said they would consider a job outside their field of study.PHOTO: ST FILE

Many young people today are taking the career path less travelled and finding jobs that are outside their fields of study or unrelated to their work experience. The Straits Times speaks to several of these intrepid explorers in the first instalment of a four-part series.

One studied law and became a chef. Another is an engineer by training but now co-owns a fitness studio.

These are no longer unusual stories but part of a trend of more young Singaporeans forging their own paths by considering jobs outside their fields of study or experience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'Venturing into unfamiliar job territory'. Print Edition | Subscribe