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: