St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ranked as the No. 1 preferred company to work for by millennials

Memphis, Tennessee, May 7, 2014

Michael Johnson

For the second consecutive year, St. Jude leads the list of places students and young professionals want to work

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is ranked as the top place students and young professionals wish to work, according to a survey conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). This is the second year in a row that the hospital leads the survey.

NSHSS surveyed more than 12,000 high school students, college students and young professionals, ages 15-27, asking them to rank their preferred companies to work for from a list of 220 organizations. NSHSS is an international honor society recognizing outstanding academic excellence of high school and college scholars.

The survey findings chart the preferences and attitudes of high-achieving millennials in the areas of career choices, employers, workplace environment, technology, communication and educational goals. Survey participants indicated an interest in medical and health-related fields as their No. 1 choice of majors and careers, tending to view theses careers as socially important and fulfilling. This is the seventh year NSHSS has conducted the survey.

The list of organizations on the survey are generated from FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and “Global 500” lists, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list and write-in choices. St. Jude has been on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for four consecutive years.

The complete NSHSS survey results can be found at

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit or follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.