Millennials - appealing aspects of work in the United States, 2012

The statistic shows the aspects of work that are appealing to millennials in the United States in 2012. 51 percent of millennials surveyed stated that a job that allows them to satisfy their personal financial needs to live the life they want was an aspect of work that was appealing to them.

Of the following, which of these jobs is most appealing to you?

Share of respondents
A job that allows me to satisfy personal financial needs and live my life as I want51%
A career position that advances my personal and professional goals28%
A job that focuses on helping others and improving society21%
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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

Februrary 2012

Number of respondents

n = 634

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

The question posed 'When considering a job that you would want, what are the 3 most important attributes which you considers? (Please select up to 3 responses).

Millennial generation = 643
Students = 224; Note that students are a sub-set of millennials.

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