A new survey reveals inspiring insight into the career paths and subject areas that interest teens--including STEM careers.

STEM careers are among students’ top choices


A new survey reveals inspiring insight into the career paths and subject areas that interest teens

Other key findings include:

  • The most popular careers overwhelmingly had a STEM and digital focus: 
    • Biomedical Engineers (17%)
    • Medical Scientists (16%)
    • Multimedia Artists and Animators (10%)
    • Graphic Design (8%)
    • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists (8%)
  • The biggest changes among top careers from 2020 to 2021 were in Graphic Design and Psychology:
    • Graphic Design interest increased 32%, followed by Fashion Design, which saw a 15% increase
    • The sharpest decrease amongst top careers was Psychology, which dipped 6% from 2020
  • The Futurescape digital platform exposed students to possible careers, job specifics, and insights about how their own personal strengths could relate to a job:
    • 78% of users said it gave them exposure and insights into a job they didn’t know had existed or previously considered
    • 74% learned more about their personal strengths and/or what jobs and careers might be the best match for them
    • 72% learned what a specific career or job path pays, how much schooling or training it requires, and other details that could inform future decisions
    • 70% gained a better understanding of what a specific job entails

Futurescape is a personalized digital platform powered by real-time insights. The career exploration tool highlights young people’s evolving strengths, passions, interests, and goals.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione

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