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Too Many Teenagers Want to Become Lawyers or Managers

  • OECD study finds job aspirations are increasingly concentrated
  • 39% of jobs anticipated by young people at risk of automation
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Teenagers aren’t being imaginative enough with their ambitions as they aspire to a short list of 20th-century occupations in their future careers, according to the OECD.

Huge changes in the world of work -- driven by developments in technology and social media -- are having too little impact on the job expectations of young people, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos by the Paris-based organization.