Video: something with little math where I make a lot of money
Our children remain conservative when it comes to their career aspirations. The current LBS children's barometer shows: boys want to do crafts, girls want to work with animals.
If it is up to the children's desires, the craft need not worry about the offspring. The younger ones in particular have a clear idea of their future job: handicrafts, sports and working with animals occupy the top spots, the LBS Children's Barometer found when interviewing 10, 000 students aged 9 to 14.
"The career aspirations continue to reflect the traditional gender distribution, " says Dr. Christian Schröder, project manager of the LBS Children's Barometer. Girls prefer to work with animals (18%), as a teacher (14%) or as a doctor (11%). Boys most often mention craft professions (16%) such as bricklayers, carpenters, cooks or car mechanics. Just as many (16%) want to become athletes like professional footballers, handball players or wrestlers. The police as employer followed in third place (12%).
Classic roles predominate: boys want to do crafts, girls want to work with animals.
Only 14 percent of the children surveyed do not yet know which profession they would like to work in later. Students in grades four and five are more likely to have specific career aspirations than in grades six and seven. In addition, girls are more often indecisive than boys.
The open question about the desired career was answered by the children in different lengths around 13, 500 times. The spectrum ranged from computer scientists to "… something with little math where I earn a lot of money".