Medicine most sought after career for girls in tier I cities

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2015 14:24 IST

Female students in tier I cities prefer to take up medicine as a profession, while those in tier II mostly opt for banking, according to a survey. In a survey conducted by education portal recently, response from 6,000 female students in the age group of 18-25 living in tier I, II and III cities and belonging to diverse background, were taken up.

As many as 16% of girls in tier I cities said they will opt for medicine as a profession. "From the survey, it is evident that medical is the most sought after profession for girls in tier I cities, followed by banking and engineering. Law and entrepreneurship are the least sought after careers in tier I cities for girls," Founder and CEO of, Surabhi Dewra said.

Dewra said in tier II cities, banking is the primary sector chosen, followed by engineering and teaching. " About 16% of girls surveyed opted for a career in banking in tier II cities. In tier III cities, teaching emerged as the most popular career choice with 19% share," she said.

In tier III cities, 44% of girls opted for higher education after graduation, while only 22% preferred doing jobs, the survey report said. A fair share of 44% of girls in tier I cities opted for jobs after graduation while 21% preferred to go for higher education after getting Bachelors degree.

In tier II cities, 35% pursued further education after graduation while 34% opted for job. The study also revealed that a total of 29% of respondents in tier I cities opted for higher education and jobs for self support, while the number in tier II and III cities stood at 25% and 20%, respectively.

Gaining self confidence emerged as another reason for girls to pursue jobs and higher education after graduation. A total of 27% girls in tier III cities said they go for jobs and higher education to avert marriage proposals.

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