Career pathway decisions are influenced by a number of factors. Among surveyed high school students – “My Interests” is by far the strongest influence in deciding a future career.
Not surprisingly, “Mother” (36%) and “Father” (27%) were the next motivating factors in career pathways. This is followed by “Other life experiences” (26%), “High school experiences” (17%) and “Teacher” (17%).
This research highlights the fact that high school students are guided by their own interests, but also – and importantly – they are guided by caring adults in their future career decisions.