What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?
OECD. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
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On average across OECD countries, almost one in four students – whether boy or girl – expects to work in an occupation that requires further science training beyond compulsory education. Boys are more than twice as likely as girls to expect to work as engineers, scientists or architects; and 4.8% of boys, but only 0.4% of girls, expect to work as ICT professionals, on average across OECD countries. Girls are almost three times more likely than boys to expect to work as doctors, veterinarians, nurses or other health professionals.