Young Americans Have No Interest in the Most In-Demand Jobs

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business.

  • About 20 percent of teens want to work as musicians, athletes or video game designers, even though these kinds of jobs only comprise 1 percent of American occupations – This equates to 30 million people vying for 1.5 million jobs
  • Only 7 percent of teens want to hold one of the 25 most common jobs in the US
  • Just 3 percent of teens aspire to hold one of the 25 jobs expected to grow most by 2024
  • See the infographic below to examine each category of reality vs expectation
  • And most frightening to me personally, only 1% say they want to be entrepreneurs…

Via C+R Research