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Here’s a fascinating bit of social science data — a survey of 8,000 LinkedIn members worldwide asking them to name their dream jobs.
It differs, as you’d expect, country by country; the top choice, in India, Singapore, Indonesia and Brazil was engineer, while Germans and Hong Kong residents chose scientist.
Canadians and Americans said being a teacher was theirs.
I’m surprised, certainly in the U.S., because public education has recently become such a battleground, over texts, tests, salaries, tenure. The pay is generally low and some parents’ expectations savagely and unrealistically high, if the parents are even involved at all.
The top choices also differed hugely between American men and women.
In order, men chose: professional or Olympic athlete, plane or helicopter pilot, scientist, lawyer or astronaut.
Women chose: teacher, veterinarian, writer/journalist, nurse/doctor/EMT, singer.
I’m not sure what to make of this, except to suggest that guys are hopeless fantasists…
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