what should i be when i grow up

 

 

What Should I Be When I Grow Up?

 

What DO you want to be when you grow up?

 

This is a question that we often ask our kids and as parents, we sometimes find their answers to be:

  1. cute
  2. amusing
  3. quite revealing

 

We may not realize it at the time but simply asking this question plants a seed of expectation in our child’s mind.

 

We do this from an early age – encourage our kids to dream big and hint that they are expected to grow up and do something useful with their lives.

This conversation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. To the contrary, kids should be encouraged to vocalize their goals often and follow their hearts.

 

After all: Do something you love and you will never have to work a day in your life, Confucius said.

 

Here you will find a succinct list of 150 possible occupations that your kids can consider for future occupations.

 

Please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every job known to man. That list would be a thousand deep!

 

 

Instead it is intended a starting point of conversation with your kids. To get their minds thinking, planning, dreaming and believing.

 

You and I both know there’s a good chance that by the time your kids reach adulthood jobs that don’t even exist today will be on offer. Time moves quickly and the way we work is constantly evolving too.

Yet go over this list with them anyway just to see what piques their interest. If they had to pick just five jobs from the below list, which ones would they pick?

 

Can you remember what YOU wanted to be when you were little and dreamed of working as an adult?

 

(Me – my top three picks were air hostess, librarian and detective and guess what? I still love travelling, books and solving things).

So without further ado, please find below a list of 150 possible occupations that your kids can consider for future occupations.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

Don’t panic if your child’s dream job doesn’t correlate with your expectations (clown, anyone? lol).

Your job is NOT to change your child’s mind or dictate what they should or should not do but instead to LISTEN to their interests.

What jobs do they gravitate to? What things do they enjoy doing the most?

Take note of their likes and dislikes and do whatever you can to help nurture their passions if you can.

 

Let the dreaming begin!

 

Accountant

Actor

Air Hostess

Ambulance Driver

Amusement Park Worker

Animal Scientist

App Creator

Architect

Artist

Art Director

 

 

Athlete

Astronomer

Astronaut

Bank Teller

Baker

Bartender

Beautician

Blacksmith

 

 

Blogger

Bookkeeper

Builder

Business Owner

Bus Driver

Butcher

Career Counsellor

Carpenter

Chef

Chemist

 

 

Childcare Worker

Chiropractor

Cleaner

Clergy

Clown

Comedian

Computer Programmer

Construction Worker

Courier

Court Reporter

 

 

Dancer

Dentist

Detective

Dietician

Doctor

Dog Walker

Driver

Editor

Electrician

Engineer

 

 

Entertainer

Entrepreneur

Farmer

Fashion Designer

Fashion Stylist

Financial Analyst

Firefighter

Fisherman

Fitness Instructor

Florist

 

 

Graphic Designer

Hotel Worker

HR (Human Resources) Manager

Illustrator

Interior Designer

Hairdresser

Hair Stylist

Jeweller

Journalist

Landscaper

 

 

Lawyer

Librarian

Lifeguard

Magician

Makeup Artist

Manicurist and Pedicurist

Marine Biologist

Marriage Counsellor

Marketing Manager

Massage Therapist

 

 

Mathematician

Mechanic

Midwife

Model

Movie Director

Musician

Nanny

Naturopath

News Reporter

Nurse

 

 

Nutritionist

Occupational Therapist

Optometrist

Orthodontist

Painter

Paediatrician

Parking Inspector

Pastry cook

Pet Groomer

Pilot

 

 

Pharmacist

Physiotherapist

Photographer

Plumber

Podiatrist

Policeman

Politician

Postman

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

 

 

PR (Public Relations) Manager

Radiologist

Radio Presenter

Real Estate Agent

Receptionist

Recreational Therapist

Recruitment Worker

Retail Worker

Sailor

Sales Manager

 

 

Scientist

Seamstress

Secretary

Scriptwriter

Sheriff

Shop Owner

Social Media Manager

Speech Therapist

Special Needs Teacher

Security Guard

 

 

Singer

Social Worker

Sports Coach

Surgeon

Swimming Instructor

Teacher

Telemarketer

Tiler

Train Driver

Tour Guide

 

 

Translator

Travel Agent

Truck Driver

TV Presenter

Video Camera Operator

Video Producer

Waiter

Web Designer

Wedding Coordinator

Writer

 

 

Youth Worker

Youtuber

Zookeeper

 

If you still haven’t found a job you love then this book is for you! 

 

For those who have walked many miles in the wrong pair of shoes, please know it is NEVER TOO LATE to take change direction and begin heading down the path towards your dreams. The fact is your dreams are worth chasing – believe anything else and you sell yourself short.

 

Click here to learn more.

 

Create A Life You Love by Frances Vidakovic

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