Millennial Career Changes Bigger In 2016 – Study

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It’s finally the end of the year. While most are prepping weight loss plans, some plan on changing positions in their current job or seek a new one entirely.

To figure out the scale of career changes in 2016, we decided to take our questions to the social networking giant Facebook and find out.

Utilizing Facebook ads to target our demographics, and not to forget Survey Monkey, we were able to find 2,000 US participants of both genders between the ages of 18 and 25 years old — all millennials.

In the survey, participants were asked to type in a textbox whether or not they changed jobs in 2016, and if so, what jobs.

After that, another textbox asked the same participants to answer if they changed jobs in 2015, and if so, what jobs.

According to our data, the two biggest career changes occurred in the field of nursing and teaching. Of the 2,000 participants, 316 answered nursing as the job they decided to leave in 2016, while 285 responded teaching.

Furthermore, we also determined that 2016 brought more career changes than 2015, after analyzing the 2015 data by participants.

Although only 629 participants changed careers in 2015, 1341 responded saying that switched careers in 2016, a double increase.

So there you have it. 2016 was a big year of career changes, and don’t expect 2017 to be any different. Deciding to change careers in the coming year? Share it below.



  1. Barbara White

    November 30, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Nursing? I thought it would be psychology …

  2. JacoRideIt

    November 30, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Interesting piece

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