when-i-grow-up-inarticleKids’ answers to the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" tend to be unabashedly certain. Before the tumultuous teens, children often choose a career based on local influences, such as a favorite television show or an admired family elder. Check out the slide show below for some things you should to know about a few of the career paths that your child might consider someday.

(First published in the November 2009 issue of Good Housekeeping, Features section as "When I Grow Up," adapted for use in Female Network)

(Photo by Penny Matthews via sxc.hu)

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