What does your dad think you want to be when you grow up?

Earlier this month we published a survey on how parents with children in K-12 education feel about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

One of the questions was what careers parents wanted their kids to pursue.  It’s probably no surprise that the top three careers were:

1)      Scientist

2)      Engineer

3)      Physician/Dentist

However, the survey also asked parents what careers they thought their kids actually wanted to pursue and the answers were very different:

1)      Actor/Musician/Performer

2)      Artist/Designer

3)      Scientist

It’ll be interesting to see which option is more accurate. 

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you succeed? We’d love to hear your thoughts either through the comments on this post or share your views on Twitter using the hashtag #STEMtember.

You can read the full summary of our STEM education research findings here