10% of teens want to be entrepreneurs
Junior Achievement released the findings of its Interprise Poll and found that American teens think business is cool ? for the most part. Almost 10% of the teens polled said “business” occupations were their “ideal jobs,” followed by “doctor” and “teacher,” each receiving 6.2% of the responses, with “entertainer” coming in third at 5.7%. Of the 1,065 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 who responded, more than two-thirds (68.4%) said that owning a business “appealed to them.” Male students showed more entrepreneurial interest than their female classmates, with 74.1% of males hoping to be the next generation of entrepreneurs compared to 62.9% of females.