When I grow up I want to be ...
Remember the good old days, when you’d sit at your desk in school dreaming of the day you’d become a firefighter or an adventurer such as Indiana Jones? By the time students get to college and are picking a major, many forget those dreams and choose a more lucrative or popular path.
But what if you had followed your childhood passion? Would the job be worth it? And what kind of schooling (and student loans) would you need?
While many adults toil away behind computer screens in cubicles, a few actually make it to that dream job.
Here’s a closer look at nine jobs kids dream about having and what they—or you—will need to get there. Salaries come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NASA, and the CIA.
All text by Christina Couch, Bankrate.com contributor