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Few Chinese land the job they dream of as kids, survey suggests

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-05-25 18:42

Growing up, Chinese men wanted to be civil servants and women aspired to be teachers, according to a survey released by LinkedIn to mark International Children's Day on June 1.

The US-based networking website polled more than 1,000 people age 22 to 45 online.

According to the results, which were released Wednesday, 25 percent of men said that, when they were young, they had dreamed of being a civil servant, followed by scientist, police officer, businessman and teacher.

Thirty-one percent of women said they wanted to be a teacher, followed by medical workers, artists, public servants and designers.

About 13 percent of respondents said they now have their dream job, 42 percent said they work in related areas, and the rest either have never worked in their intended industry or have changed industries.

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