Numbers Don't Lie

Friday, January 13, 2006

Teens' career choice

4% of teenage girls chose engineering as their top career choices, according to the 2006 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, which gauges Americans' attitudes toward invention and innovation. The most popular choice for teen girls are medicine or health care careers (25%). For teen boys, engineering is the No.1 choices (24%).
While believing in the power of science and technology, only 9% of teenages want to grow up as scientists.



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