A survey by the Mynavi Advancement Research Institute, operated by Mynavi, found that an increasing number of high school seniors are citing ``qualifications'' as an important point when choosing their desired school. Mynavi Advancement Research Institute believes that the number of high school students who are looking to acquire skills that will lead to future career development is increasing.

 The survey was conducted online in March, targeting third-year high school students from all over Japan who are scheduled to graduate in March 3 and are MyNavi new academic members, asking about their awareness of career paths and how to choose a career path.2024 valid responses were received. Totaled.

 According to the survey, ``what you can learn'' accounted for 52.3% of respondents when choosing a school of their choice, which was the most important factor, same as last year's 52.9%. Next was "qualifications available" at 42.8%, an increase of 35.9 points from 6.9% the previous year. ``Faculty name/department name,'' which ranked second at 41.5% last year, came in third at only 2%.

 The most common concern when choosing a school to apply to was ``Will I be able to find the job I want to do in the future?'' at 40.1%. 37.6% said ``Can I learn what I want to learn,'' followed by 36.8%, ``Can I get the qualification I already have,'' and 31.7%, ``Can I get the job I already want.''

 Regarding the actions taken when considering a career path, the most common response (44.9%) was ``I researched websites,'' but when it came to satisfaction with career choice, high school students answered ``I thought about/researched what I wanted to study.'' was 13.9 points higher than the high school students who answered "I checked the website."

 The most common activity that students thought they put a lot of effort into while attending school was ``daily classes and tests.'' This was followed by ``examination preparation'' and ``club/circle activities.'' In particular, when comparing students with high and low satisfaction with their career choices, the area with the widest difference was ``examination preparation'' (11.9 points difference), followed by ``exploratory activities'' (5.4 points difference). It is thought that while searching for ways to solve problems through inquiry activities, they discovered a field that interested them, which increased their satisfaction with their career choice.

 Researcher Yusaku Aoki of the Mynavi Advancement Research Institute, who was in charge of the survey, said, ``This is the first time we have analyzed and presented how the response trends differ between students who are highly satisfied with their career choice and those who are low. Students are putting effort into ``facing learning'' and ``investigative activities,'' which once again shows the importance of these.Also, when choosing a school of choice, ``what you can learn'' and ``qualifications you can obtain'' are more important than ``employment rate.'' ``In these uncertain times, we can say that students are thinking about what they learned in high school and what they can learn and acquire at university.'' I am commenting.

reference:[Mynavi Advancement Research Institute] Questionnaire survey on career awareness and career choices of high school students

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