If kids did pick their careers at 5 we would have a lot more astronauts, athletes, veterinarians and firefighters.
A new survey asked 2,000 parents what the ideal age is for their kids to start preparing for their future career. And the average answer was FIVE-AND-A-HALF years old.
56% of parents in the survey said they already have a career in mind for their kid. And 75% hope they end up in one of five fields . . . science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics.
Here are four more stats from the survey . . .
1. The top job skills we want our kids to learn as soon as possible are: written and oral communication . . . computer literacy . . . mathematics . . . money management . . . and a foreign language.
2. The average kid will be better at technology than their parents by age EIGHT. 45% of parents in the survey said it’s already true.
3. 85% want their kids to learn how to code, and think they should start by age seven.
4. On average, parents said 42% of a child’s playtime shouldn’t JUST be about having fun. It should be dedicated to educational activities that help them learn.