It appears that movies like Wall Street are making a good impression on the younger generation. Teenage respondents on a Monster.co.uk study picked being a banker as their top second dream career, according to the Daily Mail. The driving factor behind their top career picks is wealth, with 25 percent of teens saying monetary success is the main reason they admire their role model.
According to Indeed.com, the average banker salary is $104,000. Six-figure banking incomes are probably appealing to those who are facing mounting student debts and rising college tuition.
"Particularly intriguing is the increased interest in the banking sector, as it seems young people are not discouraged in any way by the events of the recent recession. Far from discouraging youngsters, it seems that the talk of bankers earning vast bonuses has simply made it a profession more and more children aspire to," says Monster spokesperson Isabelle Ratinaud.
Here's the full list:
- Doctor, surgeon, nurse, or vet: nine percent
- Banker: eight percent
- Actor or actress: six percent
- Sportsperson: six percent
- Emergency services (police officer or firefighter): six percent
What did you want to be when you were a teen, and did you end up achieving that career goal?