Nearly half of adults have the job they dreamed of doing when they were kids

Nearly half of adults are living out their childhood fantasies — they're working their "dream jobs" from when they were young. A new survey of 2,000 Americans revealed that 43% are currently living out their childhood dream, and an additional 19% have previously worked in their dream field. On average, those respondents first landed their dream job at age 23. The results delved into these dream careers and revealed that doctor or nurse (33%), lawyer (24%) and actor (23%) were the top things Americans wanted to be when they grew up. Artist (22%) and teacher (21%) rounded out the top five dream careers for respondents — with other notable mentions including a race car driver, an archeologist and "anything where I could do paperwork." Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The Genius of Play, the survey of 2,000 parents with kids aged 3-14 also looked at the factors that influenced respondents' career paths and discovered an interesting connection between those and how they played as a child.

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