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2020 Career Interest Survey

Discover the preferences, attitudes, and goals of high-achieving high school and college-aged individuals in areas of education, employment, career planning, and social and civic dedication. Plus the top 100 universities and employers of choice!

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Organizations, institutions and employers have relied on this report to develop informed strategies for engaging, managing, and retaining a diverse and talented young workforce.

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The survey was conducted during the Spring of 2020 and represents the voices of more than 14,000 high-achieving high school and college aged individuals. It includes every ethnicity, spans across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.




Percent High School Students


Percent Female Respondents

Career Motivations of Today’s Youth by NSHSS

An insightful discussion presented by NSHSS President James Lewis and Executive Director Karen Kane during the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) conference regarding the findings of the Career Interest Survey