While traditionally, most parents prefer their children to choose high-income or stable jobs as their future career, a recent survey by the Ministry of the Interior shows that the top-three dream jobs of children today are more adventurous: flight attendant, firefighter and baseball player.
According to Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源), most parents traditionally would like their children to become a doctor, lawyer or teacher. However, a recent survey conducted by the ministry’s Child Welfare Bureau found that the top-three dream jobs of children today are flight attendant, firefighter and baseball player, he said.
The survey polled more than 8,000 children across the nation.
“Firefighter was probably chosen because of the positive image that the job represents, while baseball player was chosen probably because of the recent baseball fever,” Lee said at an event in Taipei on Saturday celebrating the upcoming Children’s Day on Thursday.
Lee urged parents to allow their children to freely develop their interests and support their choices of career when they grow up.
“One can only enjoy his or her career if he or she is interested,” Lee said. “We would like to ask parents to allow their children to find their own dream career, and not to worry, because they will succeed and prosper with their choices of career in the end.”