Kids, give up on your dreams — apparently your parents already know what you’ll be doing in the future.
Forget the 9-5; more than 50% of parents said they don’t want their children strapped to a chair and desk for their professional careers, according to a new survey. Conducted by OnePoll with Osmo, the survey of 2,000 US parents found that 75% of parents can predict the future as they know what their kids will be when they get older.
Study Finds has a report where American parents outlined their children’s’ careers in the future. Top responses included STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math), healthcare, and the food industry.
Twenty-three percent of respondents said they’d like to see their kids in construction, working in an environmental field, getting creative through art or fashion, or in agriculture.
Twenty-one percent responded hoping their kids would follow their big dreams as sports stars or settle into education.
Other fields like accounting, media, business, and government and law received some of the lowest responses, per the report.
Some other interesting findings from the study include parents essentially grooming their kids for the future. The report labels it “future-proof,” which 80% of responents said they’re doing in order to make sure their kids have the necessary skills for the future.
Seventy-five percent of pariticpants said they hope their kids “hit it big” in order for them to be cared for in retirement.