Software developer

The “software developer” climbs the list of dream jobs for middle and high school students

This file photo shows high school students taking an exam at a school near Seoul. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Jan 19 (Korea Bizwire)As online industries such as the metaverse enjoy growing popularity, South Korean middle and high school students are developing stronger preferences for software developer as their dream job.

According to a survey conducted jointly by the Ministry of Education and the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training among 23,367 students, 15,257 parents and 2,800 faculty members, the athlete (8, 5%) ranked first on the list of dream jobs for elementary school students. . Since 2019, the athlete has maintained his first place.

Doctor came second with 6.7% of students surveyed choosing it as their favorite job. The Doctor overtook the Teacher last year and held the second place for two consecutive years.

The ranking for scientists, which has often been cited as a dream job by elementary students in the past, slipped to No. 14 from 2%.

For middle and high school students, however, computer engineer and software developer held higher rankings.

Their rankings fell from No. 11 to No. 8 (2.7%) for middle school students and from No. 7 to No. 4 (3.4%), respectively, for high school students.

The main factor behind their rise in popularity is the accelerated development of the online industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has naturally increased students’ attention towards coding programmers and professionals. virtual reality or augmented reality.

JS Shin ([email protected])