Education has been revealed as the career path of choice for UK teenagers, despite Department for Education figures which suggest that one in four newly qualified teachers leave the profession within the first five years. According to the new study by the Edge Foundation, 12 per cent of 14 to year-olds name teaching or lecturing as their ideal job, beating finance, real estate, and entertainment to the top spot. The research found that, of the 1, teenagers surveyed, only 2.
Teenagers often have a tough time finding their passion and choosing a career path. Their options are endless, and the choice can be very overwhelming. You can help guide your teen by exploring their interests and aptitudes with them.
Do you remember what career you dreamed of having when you were a kid? However, there are a number of actual jobs that kids often dream of having. Kids typically want these jobs because of the excitement, the fame, or the chance to help other people.
Too many young people are being told to follow their dreams and passions, and it could be disastrous, says a New Zealand financial adviser. McQueen says year-olds can't really say what they are passionate about. Both options are based on the false representation of those careers on television. They are not connected to an industry.
Gallup pollsters asked more than 1, kids aged 13 through 17, "What kind of work do you think you will do for a career? Results have always differed between the sexes. For instance, a military career has never been a top choice among girls, but it is a perennial favorite among boys.
The study comes as educators, the federal government and businesses decry the lack of so-called STEM skills among recent grads, raising concerns that America is falling behind in the tools it will need to grow the economy and create jobs in the 21st century. A national sample of teenagers ages 14 to 18 found a 17 percent drop off in interest in jobs in the STEM or medical fields, the study co-sponsored by non-profit youth organization Junior Achievement found. Of the 1, teens surveyed, 30 percent of the boys and 16 percent of the girls indicated some interest in STEM careers.
High school students attend a college and career fair in Los Angeles. When teens were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, they were far more likely to say they dreamed of being an actor than an administrative assistant. Those starry-eyed young people could be in for a pretty rude awakening.
Back ina study published in the British Journal of Guidance and Counseling found that year-old boys were most interested in becoming an athlete, a service member, or an engineer. Pro athlete once again came in at No. In the study, girls said they aspired to be teachers, nurses, flight attendants, secretaries and hairdressers. Also notable: Overall, girls were more likely to say they were interested in a STEM science, technology, engineering, math job than their male counterparts.
Graduation is upon us -- time, once again, for high school seniors to ponder the future and consider their career options. There's good news for the nation's education community -- this year, teacher is on a par with doctor and lawyer for the top spot on teens' list of career picks. Whether it's because of a genuine love of the game or the lure of big bucks, for the first time sincea career in the sports field is mentioned along with teacher, doctor, architectureand engineer among boys' top picks.
What do kids today want to be when they grow up? This is what Fatherly and New York Life were determined to find out with the Imagination Report, a survey of more than 1, kids under the age of The results reveal a surprising amount about the cultural influences, gender norms, and financial realities facing kids today.