Millennials also indicate a career provides them with a sense of financial security, more so than a job. More than half of millennials (57%) and over a third (38%) of the older generation agree that a career provides them with lifelong earning potential. A job, on the other hand, left both generations concerned for their earning potential with less than a tenth responding positively (5% for millennials and 8% for baby boomers).Show ME The Money If money were not an issue, a good portion of Americans would “love to have” a profession that allowed them to help others: If money were not an issue, which of the following careers would you love to have? – (Adult Americans)
|•||Helping others (Nurse, Social Work, Human Rights, Philanthropy)||42%|
|•||Artist (Sculptor, Painter, Musician)||13%|
|•||No thanks, show me the money||13%|
|•||16% of millennials would be artists, such as sculptors, painters or musicians and 7% selected athletes, while 11% of baby boomers opted to be artists and only 2% athletes.|
|•||10% of millennials would be teachers compared to 18% of baby boomers|
|•||11% of millennials and 13% of baby boomers would still choose money over any other career|
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