Apr 10, 2024

Question of the Day: What careers are Gen Z most interested in?

Even with social media having people's heads in the clouds, career aspirations are much more grounded.


A bar graph showing the top career interests of Gen Z


  • What is your desired career at this point? Why does that interest you?
  • What education/training do you need for this career?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with someone who does this job? What did you learn OR what would you ask them?


Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Behind the numbers (Axios):

"Despite the rise of social media and the ubiquity of the creator economy, most Gen Z-ers are interested in the same traditional careers as generations before them.

Driving the news: Young people today are more likely to job-hop, but they are also looking for stability by pursuing careers as CEOs, doctors and engineers, according to a new Axios/Generation Lab study.

By the numbers: Gen Z-ers surveyed said their top career goals were businessperson, doctor and engineer."


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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