No matter if things have changed due to the Greek economic crisis and no matter if every major scientific field offers many related expertises. Parents in Greece remain constant and traditional as for the career choices they wish their children to follow.
The field of medicine was once the first choice for Greek parents. Pursuing a career in the medical or paramedical sector was considered to be a good choice for rising on the financial and social scale. The same view was shared by parents with children graduating from a polytechnic university or a law school. But, are there any new trends?
No hope on the horizon as the trends remain the same. Greek parents insist on their conservative thoughts, ignoring the rising unemployment rates in the fields of medicine, law and many other disciplines.
A survey carried out by the company HP reveals that 15 percent of Greek parents still encourage their children to become doctors, followed by 15 percent of parents who want their children to follow a career in the paramedical sector or another scientific field. Starting a new business or maintaining the family business is also on the wish lists of 9 percent of parents, followed by architects with 5 percent and lawyers with 4 percent. Last on the Greek parent wish list rank the fields of media and arts, with only 2 percent of parents encouraging their children to become journalists, actors or singers.
(Edited by Konstantinos Menzel)