A recent survey shows this year's hottest trend among elementary school students was the mobile video sharing platform Tik Tok, and the popularity of video contents is also reflected in their job preferences.
According to the Ministry of Education and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training on Tuesday, content creator was picked as the third most popular job elementary school students want to do when they're older.
The results are based on the answers of some 24-thousand students from elementary, middle, and high schools.
Athlete and teacher came in first and second for the second year in a row, getting 11.six percent and six.nine percent of elementary school students' votes, respectively.
But content creator climbed up two notches from last year, ranked third with five.seven percent.
It is a significant jump given that content creator made its first entrance into the top 10 last year.
It is followed by doctor, chef, pro gamer, and police officer on the list.
Another notable trend is that traditional job categories are being pushed down, with scientist ranking in 13th, lower than patissier.
For middle and high school students, however, relatively more professional jobs still remained in the top spots.
They picked teacher as their top job, with doctor, nurse and computer engineer also appearing in the top 10 of both their charts.
The survey also suggests an important takeaway for teachers and parents, as a notable number of students failed to answer to what they want to be when they grow up.
13 percent of elementary school students, 28 percent of middle schoolers, and 21 percent of high school students left their answers blank.
The education ministry said it implies that more extensive student consulting is needed.
Lee Kyung-eun, Arirang News.