LinkedIn Asks Users About Their Dream Jobs

By: Josh Wolford - November 15, 2012

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to dig up dinosaurs. Of course, life throws you some curveballs and not all of us play baseball. LinkedIn recently looked at the concept of “dream jobs” and found something interesting: 30% of the people they surveyed claimed to have their childhood dream job or at least work in a field closely related to it.

The company’s “dream jobs” study also found the most-cited jobs for both men and women.

The top 5 childhood dream jobs for men were: Professional or Olympic Athlete (8.2%), Pilot (6.8%), Scientist (6.8%), Lawyer (5.9%), and Astronaut (5%).

For women: Teacher (11.4%), Veterinarian (9%), Writer (8.1%), Doctor or Nurse (7.15), and Singer (7.1%).

For those who said they don’t currently work in a field related to their dream job, most cited simply becoming interested in something else as the main reason why. Also, 70% of those surveyed said that being happy with their work is the most important quality in their “dream job.”

Check out their infographic for the survey below:

LinkedIn Dream Jobs

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Josh WolfordJosh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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  • john peter

    I agree with women and I think it is best and suitable jobs for them, because they can handle child easily more than men and can handle the situation that rise schools.

    • jen

      Oh no I cannot believe what I’m reading here in this comment. Are we in 2012 or have I travelled back in time?
      Or is it a joke. Yeah its a joke ….