Millennials value happiness, not career according to new report

Millennials value happiness, not career according to new report

Fewer than 1 in 10 millennials identify their career as their top priority, according to a newly released special report from Navient’s Money Under 35 national study, conducted with Ipsos. The research finds young adults, ages 22 to 35, are more likely to say that just being happy or spending time with family is “most important” to them. The research takes a closer look at job satisfaction, educational fit and how young adults feel about their current and future career paths. “We find that professional success is an important contributor to overall financial health,” said Julie Wilson, head of research for Navient. “That said, what matters most to millennials isn’t financially focused at all. They value other passions and relationships more than extrinsic goals like career advancement or paying off debt.” Interestingly, young adults who said their career is their top priority are no more or less likely to be very satisfied with their current job than their peers. Additional findings