Quiz: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Do you dream of being an actor in a Hollywood movie? What about an astronaut walking the moon? Take this quiz to help you figure out what career to follow when you grow up.

Quiz: What do you want to be when you grow up?

What type of job is right for you?

How many times have you asked yourself, "What should I be when I grow up?" You're probably still asking that question. For a moment, think back to when you were a kid. Oh, weren’t those the days? In between bites of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and watching way too many cartoons, you’d play dress up, pretending to be princesses and wizards, rock stars and professional athletes, doctors and teachers.

But now you have a bit of adulting to do. Like, think about your future and what you want to do for the rest of your life. No pressure, right? RIGHT, Mom and Dad?

Hey, we get it: Especially at a young age, it can be really hard to figure out what type of job will lend itself to a happy career. But sometimes what you wanted to be when you were a kid can be telling of the type of job you’ll end up pursuing as an adult, as research from the London School of Economics and Political Science shows.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll actually turn your childhood dream of being an astronaut or an undercover detective into reality. Or, maybe you’ll make some tweaks and become a marketing rock star or a sales ninja. Heck, maybe your dream job doesn’t even exist yet!

So, instead of struggling with the "What should I be when I grow up" question, take our short quiz below to help you determine what kind of job is right for you.




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