The top 25 companies your students want to work at

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:

  1. Google
  2. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  3. Local hospitals
  4. Walt Disney
  5. FBI
  6. Apple
  7. CIA
  8. 3M
  9. BuzzFeed
  10. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  11. Amazon
  12. Health Care Services Corporation
  13. Mayo Clinic
  14. Microsoft
  15. Nike
  16. U.S. State Department
  17. Universal Studios
  18. Netflix
  19. DreamWorks Animation SKG
  20. CHG Healthcare Services
  21. Instagram
  22. Tesla Motors
  23. New York Times
  24. Boeing
  25. 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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