Tech, health care, and media organizations dominate Gen Z students' list of dream jobs, according to the recently released results of an annual career survey by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
Researchers surveyed 9,214 students—76% of whom were in high school—about their career aspirations.
The top 25 companies respondents chose as their dream jobs for the NSHSS survey are:
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Local hospitals
- Walt Disney
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Health Care Services Corporation
- Mayo Clinic
- U.S. State Department
- Universal Studios
- DreamWorks Animation SKG
- CHG Healthcare Services
- Tesla Motors
- New York Times
- Atlantic Health Systems
Generally, the students had very ambitious career goals, signaling optimism despite today's political and economic challenges, according to James Lewis, president of the NSHSS. Lewis adds, "Generation Z already recognizes that they'll need to be comfortable with the world around them."
Other generation experts have also noted Gen Z's high ambitions. They are "a very independent and competitive generation, having been taught by our parents that there are definitely winners and losers at life," says Jonah Stillman, a member of Gen Z who co-wrote a book about the generation with his father (GoodCall ranking, accessed 7/20; Cision PR Newswire release; NSHSS report, accessed 7/20).
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