Abstract: This study was written by the authors as part of a grant project of the Ministry of Education and Science of RK "Psycho-pedagogical bases for formation of competence of the today youth for professional identity in the context of globalization." This study presents contemporary and classical understanding of professional identity which is seen not only as a specific choice of profession but as a continuous process of finding meaning, developing and accomplishing the selected professional activities. The study presents the results of interviews with students in Almaty conducted in order to study their professional intentions. The percentages of professional intentions are presented below which prove that the most popular professions in Almaty today are Estimating Engineers, Design Engineers and doctors of different specializations, nursery teachers, middle and low ranking health workers, teachers, accountants, cleaners of industrial premises, maintenance workers and others. This is confirmed by the number of vacancies according to different web sites. Peculiarities of professional intentions from regular schools, present the general trends in the development of modern youth professional identity. The authors are convinced that before supporting a young person in professional identity, it is necessary to realize the purpose and meaning of support, understand the prospects and limitations of the individual, depending on the choice of profession and further professional training. One of these conditions, in the opinion of the researchers must be an educational process that focuses on the development of readiness for personal and professional identity.
A.B. Mukasheva, G.A. Kassen, B.H. Galiyeva, D. Yertargynkyzy and D. Mukhatayeva, 2016. The Results of the Study of Professional Intentions by School Students. The Social Sciences, 11: 6789-6795.