More than a quarter of Israeli teens see a future for themselves in the high-tech sector. A poll taken by the Geocartographia polling group – appropriately enough, on the Internet – shows that 27% of Israeli teens plan to train and look for a job in high-tech.
With that, high-tech is much more popular among boys; 40% of them want to work in the field, compared to 12% of girls.
After high-tech, medicine and medical research is the second most popular career aspiration for Israeli youth, with 20% of girls saying that this is what they want to specialize in, compared to only 8% of boys.
Running a business comes in third, with 7% of both genders hoping to accomplish that, with 5% interested in teaching, rounding out the top four desired occupations.
The poll also queried teens on what issues they saw as most important in their lives. 79% said that family and their relationship with parents and sibling dominated their concerns, while 73% listed health and 68% studies as important.
Forty-five percent of teens said that they “earned” money from a combination of work and personal allowance.
The 250 12 through 17 year olds were chosen as a representative sample of Israel's teenage population in the poll conducted on behalf of Bank Leumi, the polling group said.