The Hanoitimes – Vietnamese children aged 7-14 chose the profession of doctor as their top career choice in the annual children`s career survey conducted by Adecco Viet Nam, a subsidiary of one of the world`s largest human resources companies.
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The other careers that young people dream of are teacher, policeman, fashion designer and chef.
Many children want to support people in need when they grow up, such as healing the sick, conveying knowledge or protecting people.
Asked what three things they would do if they became Prime Minister, many children said they would develop the educational sector, help poor people and protect the environment.
The company said this response could have been due to challenges in education in recent years.
Also, more than 50 per cent of the surveyed children said that mathematics was their favourite subject at school, followed by English, computers and science.
Their most enjoyable weekend activity was spending time with their friends or families.
This is the fifth year that Adecco Viet Nam has conducted the survey, which gives an insight into what the Vietnamese workforce of tomorrow thinks about the world they live in and their role in the future.
Tidarat Kanchanawat, Adecco’s regional director for Thailand and Viet Nam, said: “The findings help us better understand our children’s career dreams. Although they may appear as innocent dreams, they show how our children perceive the world around them and through this survey, we can support them in achieving those dreams.”
The survey was also conducted in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and several other Asian countries.