But are young people interested in starting their businesses for the right reasonsâ€”or the wrong ones? A new study by Harris Interactive for ASQ (PDF), which polled teens about their attitudes toward careers and study, paints a worrisome picture.
The teens, ranging from 6th to 12th graders, believed studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects gave them the widest range of opportunities after graduation. Medical doctor and engineer were seen as the most desirable careers by 34 percent and 29 percent of respondents respectively. In contrast, just 11 percent of the teens thought being an entrepreneur offered the most opportunity.
It begs the question, are the students who want to be entrepreneurs taking that path because they truly want to be business owners, or because they think itâ€™s â€œeasierâ€ than studying math or science?
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