Survey Identifies Common Trends in Career Advice Given to Teens


What messages are your students receiving about potential careers?

New survey results released by the Pew Research Center show that more than a third of Americans would tell a high schooler seeking career advice to enter a STEM-related field.

Another third would tell students “to simply follow their passion or do something they love,” according to a blog post by Mark Strauss, a Pew writer and editor focusing on science and society.

“Americans tend to differ over the best career advice to give high school students, with younger adults urging them to follow their dreams and older Americans telling them they should enter occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM),” Strauss notes.

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