“The Internet organization Nominet, best known for running the .uk infrastructure, has compiled new research on the dream jobs of today’s students that shows how male students have begun to aspire for careers in technology while female students find the field less interesting,” Anthony Spadafora reports for BetaNews.

“The top three dream jobs of young boys all pertain to the tech industry, with computer game developers being number one, app developers being number two and website developers being number three,” Spadafora reports. “Twenty-four point eight percent of school aged boys would like to develop computer games while 17.2 percent envision themselves developing apps and 15.1 percent hoping to build websites.”

“Young girls on the other hand have very different aspirations with the top dream job being that of a fashion designer at 13 percent. This is followed by graphic designer at 12.9 percent, teacher at 12.8 percent, computer game developer at 12.3 percent and entrepreneur at 11.5 percent,” Spadafora reports. “Nominet’s research found that 41 percent of young women find jobs in IT boring, 35 percent find them too technical, 28 percent find them too hard and 16 percent find IT jobs too male-dominated.”

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