Just 2.2% of people think accountants are skilled

TS WAS FLABBERGASTED to find that Formula One drivers, actors and footballers all rank significantly higher than accountants in the public’s perception in the level of skills their job requires.

According to a survey of 1,200 people carried out by recruiters Randstad, doctors took the biscuit with just more than a third of voters describing them as skilled and just shy of a tenth believing them to be naturally talented.

Accountants took their place third from the bottom of the pile, with just 2.2% recognising the skill needed for the job and only 0.9% seeing people in the profession as talented.

TS wonders if there might have been any stories in the media recently that may have affected the voters’ opinions.

Related reading