12 year old’s list of 71 jobs!

I recently took a small group of young people to UC Berkeley to visit classes and experience college life.  I also asked them to come up with a list of jobs.  Below is the list my 12 year old daughter, Tala, came up with.  I read something earlier today about the lack of career information kids receive in school.  According to one study, 80-something percent of recent college graduates don’t have jobs upon graduation.  We need to talk to our kids about jobs, careers and money, and teach them how to do informational interviews and other career research.

What job interests you?

1. dog walker

2. taxi driver

3. voice over talent

4. police officer

5. engineer

6. health educator

7. bartender

8. waitress

9. truck driver

10. photographer

11. artist

12. talk show host

13. teacher

14. assistant

15. Navy

16. Air Force

17. Marine

18. firefighter

19. emergency dispatcher

20. author

21. stripper

22. chef

23. fashion designer

24. plastic surgeon

25. dentist

26. car washer

27. baker

28 librarian

29. party organizer

30. delivery dude

31. plumber

32. house painter

33. lighting designer

34. school principal

35. stay at home mom

36. therapist

37. detective

38. lover

39. restaurant employee

40. janitor

41. garbage man

42. caterer

43. music instructor

44. cat whisperer

45. project specialist

46. real estate agent

47. musician

48. hair stylist

49. manicurist

50. day care provider

51. slave

52. soccer player

53. football player

54. golfer

55. chess player

56. house mother (dorm)

57. swimmer

58. sailor

59. scuba diver

60. basketball player

61. yogurt shop employee

62. jewelry designer

63. guard

64. dancer

65. choreographer

66. toy maker

67. cartoonist

68. weather forecaster

69. commercial advisor (?)

70. tree cutter

71. judge