IT is seen as the geekiest profession by graduates, with few now wanting to enter the industry.
When 150 graduates were questioned by recruitment firm Just IT, 78% thought IT was the geekiest career option, and that it was not particularly well paid either.
The survey questioned 150 male and female graduates who graduated between 2005 and 2007. They were asked for their opinions about a range of six professions - accountancy, actuarialism, engineering, investment banking, marketing and IT.
When asked about a career in IT, only 38% said that they thought it would give them a chance to work with people. Whilst 70% rated IT as being just "quite well paid", engineering, accountancy and banking were seen as being more lucrative and judged "very well paid".
The relatively negative perception of IT led to 56% admitting they have never considered applying for a technology job, making it the second least popular option after actuarialism.
"This survey highlights the challenge facing HR departments across the IT industry," said Sunil Duggal, MD at Just IT Recruitment. "The graduate perception is that working in technology involves a very technical and boring career."