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Dream Jobs

Thirteen-year-old Tali asked this question: "If you had to pick your future job right now, what would you choose and why?"

These girls shared their thoughts:

For my future job, I would like to be a meteorologist. Math and science are my strongest subjects, and weather has always been my favorite science topic. My family members say I'd be a good meteorologist because I am always predicting the local weather. Usually I'm right!
–Mackenzie, age 12, Ohio

Someday I'd love to be a country singer. All I've ever wanted is to be a singer. It's my dream to be up on a stage letting my true personality shine through my songs.
–Abigail, age 13, North Carolina

I would choose to be a biologist. I'd love to track animals and observe their behavior. I would also like to educate the public about animals and how to live in harmony with them.
–Tori, age 12, Connecticut

I would be a blogger. My blog would share recipes, crafts, and fun travel destinations with readers. I would get the chance to do all of my favorite things.
–Allie, age 11, North Carolina

I am always saying, "I wish there was something that could . . ." and "I wish there was an easier way to . . ." When I grow up, I want to be an engineer. Engineers fill in the blanks in those sentences and design products to make life easier.
–An American Girl fan, age 13, California

I want to be a talent agent. I love singing, acting, and dancing, but I don't want to make a career out of those things. I want to help other people who dream of being singers, actors, and dancers.
–Erin, age 10, Illinois

One day, I'd like to become the President of the United States. I'd like to help make laws and make things even better in our country.
–Chioma, age 11, Texas

If I had to pick my future job, I'd be an architect. I would love designing houses and huge buildings all day long. My job would bring out my creative side.
–Quinn, age 12, New Hampshire

I would choose to be a prosthetic therapist. I want to help people learn how to use prosthetic arms, legs, and so on. It would be more than just giving a person a leg—it would be helping him or her gain freedom to go places or even walk again. I could help a lot of people.
–An American Girl fan, age 11, Pennsylvania

If I had to pick my future job right now, I would be a photographer. I love taking pictures with my dad's camera, and it would be really fun to go to different places around the globe to take pictures.
–Eirian, age 9, New Jersey

I would choose to be a professional soccer player. Soccer is my favorite sport in the world! When I wasn't at practices, I'd be a volunteer soccer coach for kids with disabilities.
–Mary, age 11, Maryland

I'd like to be a pilot someday. I love flying on airplanes because everything is so beautiful from the air. You get to fly above clouds and see the world. If I became a pilot, I could soar in the sky every day!
–Anna, age 12, Washington

When I grow up, I would like to be a librarian because I love books. Last year my teacher had a huge library, and I helped her put all the books away—it was a lot of fun! That's why I want to be a librarian one day.
–Paige, age 10, Wisconsin

I would choose to be a violin teacher. Playing the violin helps me express my feelings. Also, I love teaching little kids new things. Knowing that I could influence kids through music would make me happy. I want to share my passion with others.
–Lucy, age 11, Texas

I want to be an author, singer, and movie star. I know that sounds like too many careers, but seriously, when you're expressing your true self and doing things you love, life will just fall into place.
–Abigail, age 10, North Carolina