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What do Israeli parents want their kids to grow up to be? (Doctors, of course!)

Out of 18 potential professions, 57 percent of parents said they hoped their children would grow up to be doctors, 52 percent chose high-tech, and 48 percent picked engineering.

An Israeli army doctor treats a baby following the 2011 earthquake in Japan. Credit: Flickr.
An Israeli army doctor treats a baby following the 2011 earthquake in Japan. Credit: Flickr.

A survey conducted by Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology revealed that the majority of Israeli parents hope their children will go into medicine or the high-tech industry.

Out of 18 potential professions, 57 percent of parents said they hoped that their children would grow up to be doctors, 52 percent chose high-tech, and 48 percent picked engineering. The field of science came in fourth place, followed by business, accounting and law.

Just 16 percent of parents hoped their children would be career army officers or teachers.

Parliamentarians and journalists tied for 12th place—a five-place-position jump for journalism since last year’s survey.

The survey was carried out by the Geocartography company among a representative sample of Jewish and Arab adults during the first week of March.

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