Despite the rise of social media and the pervasiveness of the creator economy, most Gen Z are interested in the same traditional careers as their predecessors.
News promotion: Young people today are more likely to change jobs, but they seek stability by pursuing careers as CEOs, doctors, and engineers. New Axios/Generation Lab research.
By numbers: Generation Z surveyed said their biggest career goals were business people, doctors, and engineers.
- The fourth place is an artist.
Generation Z also tend Prefer large companies — 58% say they prefer large or medium-sized companies to startups or government jobs.
- Only 14% want to work for the government.
Notable: Personal fulfillment (49%), followed by wealth (25%), is the main motivation for young people to pursue a career.
- Contrary to polls This shows that Gen Z cares more about their employers’ attitudes on social issues than previous generations, with just 9% of respondents saying social impact is their biggest driver when it comes to work. says.
- Generation Z also drives There is a tendency to “quietly quit,” with 82% saying the idea of doing the bare minimum to stay in a job is either quite or very appealing.
To the point: Generation Lab’s Chief Operating Officer Matin Miramezani said, “The most popular occupations among young people are those that have the potential to be high-paying. I think it’s the best way to do that,” he said.
- “They see their career path as a means to an end rather than an end in itself.”
Methodology: This opinion poll was conducted January 11-18 from a representative sample of 824 people aged 18-29 nationwide. The margin of error is +/- 3.4 percentage points.