Over a quarter of Americans plan to leave their job after the pandemic, resulting in a phenomenon known as "The Great Resignation." Employees want new jobs with more flexibility, remote work options, and occupations better-aligned with their values. As the employment landscape shifts, Google is rife with questions from people hoping to move on to their dream career.
With that in mind, the team at Business.CenturyLink.com took to the internet to find out what jobs Americans are dreaming about. We first scanned the responses on a wide range of online forums to get a general understanding of the landscape. We then used Google Trends to dig into the top 55 jobs from our list and narrowed down their search volume by state over the last year. Finally, we ranked the jobs that had the most Google searches in each state to determine the top dream job in each state and the top 10 dream jobs talked about on social media nationwide.