10 Jobs That People Most Want To Quit

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The Great Resignation may be on the wane, but there are still jobs people love to quit.

Recently, Payscale analyzed self-reported data from more than 770,000 workers and uncovered the workforce roles with the highest quit rates.

Payscale says these jobs “represent occupations where employees are stressed, underchallenged, burned out, or unhappy with their pay and benefits compared to what they think they can get elsewhere.”

Here are the jobs that people are most determined to quit these days.

IT program manager

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 58%

Median annual total cash compensation: $132,000

An IT program manager leads an information technology team through projects. Someone in this role also helps implement programs.

Forklift operator

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 58%

Median annual total cash compensation: $39,800

A forklift operator uses a forklift to transport objects. The work often takes place in factories, warehouses, building sites and similar places.

Welder, cutter, solderer or brazer

Welder
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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 58%

Median annual total cash compensation: $48,400

A welder, cutter, solderer or brazer uses equipment — either hand-held or remotely controlled — to join, repair or cut metal. These workers also might fill holes and other imperfections in metal.

Cyber security analyst

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 59%

Median annual total cash compensation: $82,900

A cyber security analyst uses technology expertise to safeguard an organization’s computer networks and systems. An analyst also looks for security breaches and deals with security threats as they arise.

Patient services representative

Patient services representative
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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 59%

Median annual total cash compensation: $39,600

A patient services representative welcomes patients and helps to prepare them for visits to medical offices and facilities. A representative also might be responsible for other administrative duties.

ER registered nurse

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 60%

Median annual total cash compensation: $79,100

An ER registered nurse acts quickly to help treat patients who need emergency care. The job can be stressful, but some people find the role fulfilling.

Patient care technician

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 61%

Median annual total cash compensation: $37,700

A patient care technician helps provide daily care for patients. This might include collecting samples for tests or helping patients exercise or get around.

Line cook

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 62%

Median annual total cash compensation: $32,200

A line cook works as part of kitchen staff in a restaurant. Typically, a line cook will have the responsibility of one part of the food preparation process.

Phlebotomist

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 62%

Median annual total cash compensation: $39,300

A phlebotomist draws blood from patients and others. This might be done for blood tests, transfusions, blood donations or research.

Senior product manager

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Share of respondents with this job who are seeking a new job: 66%

Median annual total cash compensation: $144,000

A senior product manager both develops new products and helps update already-existing products. Someone in this job might be responsible for directing other departments related to product development.

If you plan to look for a new role soon, perhaps check out “18 Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay $100,000 or More.”

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