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If you're stuck in a job you regret, you're not alone. A recent survey by PayScale found the top five most regretted jobs.

Number five: bank teller. 37% of bank tellers say that they regret their jobs.

The main reasons: a worker has to work complex systems quickly and satisfy customers, all while standing up all day long. One must balance the money at the end of the day, which is very stressful for someone who is not detail-oriented. Also, this job tends to be dead-end because it doesn't give you the skills to explore other parts of the bank.

Number four: delivery driver. 42% of delivery drivers claim to regret their position. Why? Delivery drivers complain about the pay and the physically demanding work.

Number three: secondary school teacher. 43% of secondary school teachers regret their job. Many teachers say they don't realize the amount of politics or lack of resources in the school system until they start. Also, many teachers report being unprepared for the paper-work, the lack of effort from student, and the unending parent interventions. The pay is relatively higher compared to the other five on the list: $43,800 on average.

Number two: mechanic. 43% of mechanics say they regret their job. Mechanics usually work in a cold, open space and it is very physically demanding. In addition, tools to do the job are expensive, and the training never ends. Finally, there isn't much opportunity to go beyond the pay that you have, which in this case averages about $36,100.

And finally, the most regretted job: cashier.

46% of cashiers say they regret their job. Most of the time is spent working with customers, and that can sometimes be a headache. In addition, the pay is only about $18,600 per year on average. You're also on your feet all day.

In addition, recruiting experts emphasize that an additional problem to all these jobs is that it is hard to get out of them. However, other experts tell you to think on the bright side, " ‘you have one more piece of data about what is or is not the right thing for you," career transition expert Lea McLeod told Yahoo! Monster.

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