Girls in many countries equal or surpass boys in science proficiency. Yet if girls achieve high grades in science or mathematics, most still aren't choosing to pursue careers in engineering and computing. Instead, in every OECD country, more girls than boys reported that they wanted to work in health services, a science profession with a caring component. So girls who are high achievers in science aren't looking to become engineers or computer scientists, but instead are aiming for top positions in other science-related professions, such as medicine.
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