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Old 7th January 2016, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Singapore kids choose teaching as top career choice, expect over $5,000 salary




SINGAPORE - Entering the teaching profession has emerged as the number one career choice for children in Singapore, beating the likes of law enforcement and being an entrepreneur, said human resources consultancy Adecco Singapore in a press release on Wednesday (Jan 6).

This revelation was made after a survey of children aged 7 to 14 was conducted by the company to find out about children's perspective on life, family and career.

According to the Adecco Children's Survey, 14 per cent of children indicated 'teacher' as their top career choice. One child said he/she wanted to be a teacher to 'educate the next generation', while another said that being a teacher would mean 'you will know everything'.

Another 13 per cent wanted to be police officers as they wanted to uphold justice and help 'many people'. Following the footsteps of successful entrepreneur Bill Gates was also a popular choice at 11 per cent.

However, teaching was overtaken by 'policeman or policewoman' as the 'coolest job in the world'. Other less orthodox 'cool' jobs indicated include being an ice-cream seller and a gold trader, but rather worryingly, one child mentioned that 'not having to work' is the best 'job' in the world.

Not contented with having a routine nine-to-five job when they grow up, some of the respondents have opted for a more glamourous route as a 'popstar' due to their strong passion for singing and dancing, while another indicated that he would like to be a construction worker so that he can 'build houses for families to stay together'. One child even upped the level of ambition by declaring that 'it is fun' to be a president of the country.

Overall, motivations behind the children's choices seemed to be based on the things they were passionate about, current events, and things they learned from role models such as parents and teachers. According to Adecco, many of the children displayed an intrinsic passion towards helping others, which is why teacher and law enforcement were among the top careers picked.

"It is heartening that the career aspirations of children in Singapore are largely driven by positive core values around helping others and awareness of current events," said Femke Hellemons, Country Manager, Adecco Singapore.

When it comes to the dollars and cents, the children surveyed are just as decisive. 31 per cent stated an expected salary range of $5,001 to S$10,000 per month and 12 per cent expected $10,000 and above.

When asked about what they would do as prime minister or president of Singapore, the answers provided by the children were varied and creative. From 'helping other countries in need' and 'improving the MRT system to prevent breakdowns', to 'give free ice-cream for all the kids' and 'turning staircases into slides at school', it seems that the world is their oyster.

Here is what the children said they would do if they were the prime minister or president of Singapore:

- Meet everyone so they all know me.

- Have the police 'catch more bad people'.

- Turn staircases into slides at schools.

- Do lots of volunteer work.

- Make Singapore more pet friendly.

- Protect endangered animals.

- Help other countries in need.

- Help people.

- Make Singapore greener and cleaner.

- Make cigarettes illegal.

- Promote equality between locals and foreigners.

- Give more to the needy.

- Provide the elderly with more benefits.

- Build more flats.

- Provide more benefits for orphans in Singapore.

- Build more cycling paths in Singapore.

- Improve the MRT system to prevent breakdowns.

- Build an indoor park.

- Give food to everyone.

- Increase the number of home learning days for secondary schools.

- Include more holidays.

- Give free ice-cream for all the kids.

- Stop all wars.

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they are still young, don't know things yet

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they are still young, don't know things yet
guess everyone wants the easiest way out of earning..i think 5k per month is not easy to survive though..although im thrifty,but i definitely want to make more income and save up for my kids in the future..

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