Blimey, I only know one person who is doing what they planned at school...honestly, she is a nurse. The rest have deviated massively or did not know at school. Only one of mine knows what he wants, that is the local agricultural college and farming, but this may change of course, he is also interested in tree surgery, I may steer him away from that....lots f money, but high risk...mum would worry a lot!
I also have a friend who's dad forced law down his neck from the age of twelve, at 45 he gave it up, did electricians courses and is now happily working for himself and supporting his family fairly stress free and happy. His dad is still alive and still putting pressure on!
Oooh just remembered a lad who's dad wanted him to follow him into the square mile...He went straight in from uni, I cannot remember the bank he worked for, but within a month he had lost and was hiding 500k (this was the early nineties) he was panicking every night and updating us down the pub. By week 5, he fessed up, walked out hastily and is currently a music teacher.