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New survey reveals top job choices for UK teens

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Some of the other highly ranked jobs were engineers, teachers, lawyers and nurses, showing that on the whole, more traditional industries that serve the British public are preferred among teenagers today.

Other jobs that made it onto the top 10 list include vets, footballers, artists, police officers and the building trade, which includes jobs like plumbers, carpenters, electricians and bricklayers.

Despite so many teenagers being interested in a career in medicine, the survey also highlighted how a young person’s background can affect their confidence when it comes to their job aspirations.

More than two in five teens (40%) from more wealthy backgrounds said they felt ‘very confident’ about achieving their desired career, whereas less than a third (28%) from less privileged backgrounds shared the same level of confidence.

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