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Cartoonist Louis Hellman is obviously a role model for the profession. A staggering 13 per cent of architects consider being an artist or cartoonist as their 'dream job'. This is one of the statistics from a survey by City & Guilds aimed at finding out how many people want to change jobs and, in particular, take up a more practical role. It finds that 30 per cent of architects have considered changing careers, making them less contented (or more imaginative? ) than accountants, of whom only 25 per cent have thought about a change. Only 13 per cent of architects want 'a more practical job' and only 7 per cent 'a more outdoor job' - perhaps they make too many site visits already. At 80 per cent, they score highest on the 'professionals who have considered a career change after 10 years in their job', and 47 per cent have thought about a change 'because of age milestones' - a curiously high figure in a profession that scarcely seems to consider the concept of retirement.

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