The top ten jobs kids want to be when they grow up

‘When I grow up I want to be a …’ is something we have all said as a child. Sometimes the careers we aspire to peruse are achievable: teachers, zoo keepers or footballers. Sometimes, what we wanted to do 10, 20, and 30 years ago is just bazaar: dinosaur, superhero or mermaid. In a survey conducted by LinkedIn, which identified number one dream jobs by country, results revealed that the dream jobs which we aspire to as children are a window to our future passions and natural talents. The survey also exposed that if we try and identify and understand these passions in the future, then we will be more likely to enjoy the jobs we currently do.

So what are the top ten jobs kids want to be when they grow up?

  1. Airplane or helicopter pilot
  2. Teacher
  3. Vet
  4. Ballet dancer
  5. Policeman
  6. Firefighter
  7. Hairdresser
  8. Singer
  9. Doctor
  10. Astronaut

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Are you pursuing your dream job today? Do you think money becomes more important than following a dream? Let OneShift know your thoughts. 


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2 thoughts on “The top ten jobs kids want to be when they grow up

  1. Great to see teachers are still having an impact that kids what to have our jobs. I was pursuing my dream, until sadly it was taken away, due to illness. I hope to be back working again soon. My advice to those wonderful kids and young people out their is – pursue those dreams as long as you can – but don’t let pride or materialism take over – always remember your FIRST LOVE.

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