New research out today (July 22) shows that STEM careers are amongst the most popular dream jobs for youngsters, with four out of the top 10 dream jobs found to be science, technology, engineering or mathematics related.
For girls, the top three jobs were discovered to be teachers, dancers and doctors, whilst for boys they were video game developers, astronauts and secret agents.
2,000 parents and 3-12 year old girls and boys were polled in the study, commissioned by Disney Princess, in celebration of and for the launch of their new short film Dream Big, which you can watch above.
Exploring the ambitions of both children and their parents, the research asked children to choose their dream jobs out of a list of over 50 options.
A massive 89% of parents have admitted they've not yet given up hope on realising their own dream jobs, with writer (11%), doctor (10%), and scientist (8%) cited as their ideal options.
11% of adults have however given up on their dream job, with 50 being the age where most are likely to stop dreaming.
6% meanwhile have already achieved their ideal position.
Anna Hill, VP Disney Franchise, UK & Ireland commented: "Disney is a company founded by the biggest dreamer of all, and we believe it is important to inspire young people to have the courage to make their dreams come true.
"The modern character attributes of Disney Princesses - whether fearless and loyal like Mulan or creative and inquisitive like Rapunzel -show that you can accomplish anything if you dare to dream big."
Check out some of the results found from the study below:
Jobs Children Dream Of When They Grow Up
- Zoo keeper (19.6% of all children)
- Teacher (18.8%)
- Doctor/nurse (16.3%)
- Video game/app/web developer (15.8%)
- Dancer (15.7%)
- Secret agent/spy (15.3%)
- Actor (15.2%)
- Astronaut (14.9%)
- Scientist (14.5%)
- Police officer/detective (13.5%)
Jobs Girls Dream Of When They Grow Up
- Teacher (31%)
- Dancer (29.2%)
- Doctor/nurse (23.8%)
- Actor (22.7%)
- Zoo keeper (22.3%)
- Artist (20.6%)
- Fashion designer (20.3%)
- Veterinarian (19.9%)
- Writer (15.4%)
- Chef/baker/food maker (14.9%)
Jobs Boys Dream Of When They Grow Up
- Video game/app/web developer (22.4%)
- Astronaut (20.1%)
- Secret agent/spy (18.8%)
- Professional sportsperson (17.9%)
- Pilot (17.5%)
- Zoo keeper (17.4%)
- Police officer/detective (16.8%)
- Scientist (15.7%)
- Firefighter (14.8%)
- Train driver (12.7%)
Jobs Parents Still Dream Of Having
- Writer (11%)
- Doctor/nurse (10.9%)
- Scientist (8.3%)
- Chef/baker/food maker (7.6%)
- Zoo keeper (7.6%)
- Photographer (7.6%)
- Explorer/adventurer (7.2%)
- Pilot (6.8%)
- Teacher (6.7%)
- Actor (6.7%)
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