When older people think back on how they chose their professions, it's likely many were inspired by someone or something early in their lives. But for younger people, career paths are often the result of how they're depicted in a movie or a TV show.

That's according to CareerBuilder research, which finds that close to 1 out of every 4 high school students choose their careers based on what they've seen on TV or in the movies. But the flip side of that is that 33 percent of full-time workers regret the college major they chose.

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