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Careers in teaching 'popular with kids'

11/11/2010 Joanna
Children are still interested in traditional careers such as teaching and medicine, according to new research.

A poll carried out by M&S Money revealed that 15 per cent of girls between the ages of eight and 13 want to work in education when they are older.

Furthermore, it was found that five per cent of male pupils want to become teachers.

Other popular career options for boys include becoming a police officer, joining the armed forces and designing computer games.

Of the girls surveyed, four per cent said they hope to become doctors, while two per cent dream of becoming a lawyer or a judge.

Commenting on the findings, Collin Kearsley, chief executive of M&S Money, said: "Even though this age group loves the X Factor, they have their sights set on more realistic and serious career choices. Analysis of the training costs shows the financial implications are also serious and highlights the need to start saving early to help fund children's dreams or aspirations."

In other education news, a recent study carried out by academics at Liverpool John Moores University found that pupils who are unhappy in the classroom are more likely to act recklessly than their peers.
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