Top 10 tech careers for teens

Top 10 tech careers for teens

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Forget teacher, doctor or train driver, more than half of British teenagers think that traditional careers are outdated and are looking at the tech world for job inspiration. 

 

According to a survey of 3,000 16 to 18 year-olds by Samsung, 85% of young people would consider a career in the tech sector, with social media influencer and app developer topping the dream list. 

 

The other jobs in the top ten are: 

  • Video game developer
  • Smart home designer
  • 3D prop designer
  • Software developer
  • Vaccine developer
  • Drone operator
  • Social media manager
  • Forensic computer analyst

 

The way that these teensagers see themselves working has shifted, too. The overwhelming majority (91%) believe they will have a portfolio of different careers rather than one career for life and (65%) think the traditional nine to five working patterns will be a thing of the past in the space of five years. Over half (55%) wouldn’t even consider working for a company that had strict 9 to 5 working hours, and 48% said they wouldn’t choose a job If they couldn’t work from home.

 

However, they are also feeling anxious about the future with (81%) concerned about mass unemployment and a lack of job opportunities after the pandemic. 

 

The survey is part of Samsung’s Alternative Careers Guide, which includes a digital prospectus to give young people ideas about emerging career paths in technology. The prospectus features a series of interviews, fronted by radio and TV presenter, Roman Kemp in which he explores some of the roles available to young people by interviewing a selection of individuals spearheading their chosen career path. Guests to the series include a drone operator, an app developer, 3D proper designer and tech entrepreneurs.  

 

The full Samsung report and alternative careers web series is at: https://www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross/

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