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Top 10 childhood dream jobs - then and now

Aug 10, 2017 emmavaughan

From singers and firefighters to footballers and teachers, every 5 year old has a dream job in mind that they wish would one day become a reality. Since the internet came into play for the public in the early 1990’s, technology has taken over and the idea of a dream job has turned to being much more futuristic.

Let’s take a look at how the top 10 childhood dream jobs compare from the past to the present.

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As you can see, the present list is much more creative and are seen as more glamorous jobs. According to a study conducted by First Choice, young people like the thought of fame and found the opportunity for self-expression more enticing than your usual 9-5 office job. Astonishingly, traditional jobs such as being a teacher don’t appeal to as many people in more recent years as they once did, although it's still quite high in the rankings. Did you also know that even though only 21% of people end up in the job they once dreamed of as a youngster, the people who don’t achieve their perfect job are still happy with where they have ended up? What’s that saying? Every cloud has a silver lining.

What was your dream job when you were younger? Did you land the role you dreamed about when you leaped onto the career ladder?