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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      "My Son the High-Tech Start-up Ninja"

      Times of Israel poses the question, what do Israelis want to be when they grow up? High-tech start-up ninjas, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Geocartographia Marketing Institute taken on behalf of the Yael Software Group. The age-old Jewish mother boast of “my son the doctor” is passé, according to the poll, says Times of Israel. While 44.5% of working age (18 and older) Israelis see themselves in a high-tech career, only 26.1% said they would prefer to work as doctors.

      The desire to get a piece of the high-tech pie transcends age and gender groupings, adds Times of Israel. Among 18-34 year olds, the poll showed, 46.1% said they wanted to work for an established high-tech company or a start-up. But the numbers were almost the same for older workers: Of those 35-54, 45.5% expressed the same desire, as did 41.6% of Israelis 55 and older.