What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Have your kids ever been asked this question? What was their answer?

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a judge. Later, when I discovered that I had to be lawyer before I could be a judge, I decided I wanted to be a psychologist. (Hey, that has a lot of parallels to being a judge, right?)

Maybe if I had seen this website, I might have had a more broader idea of the possibilities.

52 jobs in 52 weeks. If only our country’s teens had the chance to even try a few jobs like this before making a decision about what they want to do with their life.

Here’s the list of all the jobs.

Speaking of jobs, here’s another awesome website, made for kids, which explains exactly what it takes to have a career based on the things that the kids are interested in. It even tells you how much you can expect to make.

Do you know of any other good websites or resources for kids to learn about what they can do when they grow up?


3 Responses to “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?”

  1. Carol Says:

    Thanks so much for these links! My 9 year old girls and I recently added ‘Explore Different Careers’ to our list of things we’re going to do next year and these links will be a great place to being our study. Thanks!

  2. Laura :) Says:

    We were just talking about this recently with family….how absurd it is to ask young people to make a decision about the rest of their life when they haven’t even experienced it!!

    It also came up that there are jobs out there that you just can’t plan for or know about until you get out into the world and meet people. And, that there are jobs that haven’t been created yet, but will be available!! 🙂

    That is an awesome site and it has been bookmarked and will be visited often!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  3. Rational Jenn Says:

    That is so cool! My son is constantly exploring the various kinds of work that people do (he even has a word for it, “peopleguys”). What a neat resource. Thanks for sharing!

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