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Table 2 Distribution of ATHSSs’ career expectations (n = 16,479, %)

From: Medical career expectations of academically talented high school students: a nationwide cross-sectional study in China

Career expectationsPercent (%)Rank
Economist or financial analyst34.491
College/university faculty33.072
Freelancer or start-up pioneer32.243
Scientist31.084
Engineer27.145
Computer technician23.346
Doctor20.607
Entrepreneur17.368
Employee of state organs and public institutions16.139
Lawyer13.3810
Writer12.4811
Journalist8.7112
Government official8.4413
Poet or artist8.2814
Primary and secondary school teacher7.1815
Police officer2.7016
Actor or sports star2.3817
Kindergarten teacher0.9918