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by on February 16, 2013

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Midwest teens are wise beyond their years when considering their future careers, a new survey reveals.

In a recent survey, Everest Institute asked high school students in six Midwestern states the field of work that would provide them their “dream job.”

The No. 1 answer: a job in health care, cited by nearly one in five (19 percent) of those polled. A career in computer and information technology (IT) ranked second at 16 percent, followed by a job in education, named by 10 percent. No other “dream job” ranked higher than six percent.

“The survey indicates, perhaps a surprise to some, that young people are quite savvy and realistic about the paths to successful employment, recognizing that health care and IT are among the hottest careers today,” Ken Sigmon, regional vice president of operations at Everest Institute, said in a statement.

Interestingly, it seems gender stereotypes in the…

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