5 Careers Young People Want (and 5 They Definitely Don’t)

5. Teacher

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Not every teen’s career goals were unrealistic. Six percent of those surveyed said they wanted to work as a teacher, librarian, or in another education-related job. Seven percent of Americans work in those fields. Most teachers earn between $40,000 and $50,000 a year, according to Payscale. The number of jobs in this field is expected to grow by about 6% between 2014 and 2024, according to the statistics bureau.

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