Can We Guess Your Dream Job?

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Olivia Cantor

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About This Quiz

To talk about America's dream job is one thing; to talk about the American dream is another. In a way, they're related concepts. But what's the difference?

We're all familiar with how the U.S. became a nation. Individuals from different walks of life converged, generation after generation, and made the country into today's superpower. From this process came the American dream concept. Merriam-Webster's dictionary definition of this phrase is "a happy way of living that is thought of by many Americans as something that can be achieved by anyone in the U.S. especially by working hard and becoming successful." 

Cross-reference many titans of American industries with this definition and you'll see that they indeed achieved success by working harder. Aside from producing such titans, various industries also spawned different job positions. Many aspire to reach these positions, but some end up working in different industries, content with daydreaming about their dream jobs.

It's interesting to note that in a 2018 survey by the MidAmerica Nazarene University School of Professional & Graduate Studies, Americans dream of working in the entertainment industry. People who work in finance, administration, hospitality and food, industrial, health care, insurance, infrastructure, real estate and retail are those who dream of being in the entertainment biz. That's not surprising, since we're already in the digital era within a media-saturated world.

Want to know your dream job? We picked four here – see which one fits you. Try it for fun! 

Would you say you're a creative person, arts-wise?

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Ever dream of doing something out of this world?

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Do you want to have a more active lifestyle?

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"Star Wars" or "Star Trek"?

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Which shade do you prefer, crimson or burgundy?

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Which science subjects are you fond of?

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Are you a "solo flight" kind of person or a certified team player?

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Windows or Mac?

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Can you manage your own financial transactions in life?

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Do you play any musical instruments?

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Are you big on traveling all over the world?

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Outdoors or indoors?

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On a scale of geek to nerd, where do you locate yourself?

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Willing to do pro bono work from time to time?

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Can you do big calculations without using any gadgets?

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Are you good at some kind of group sport?

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Ever been to the dark web?

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Broadway or off-Broadway?

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Do you dream of winning an award in your line of work?

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What kind of workout routine suits you best?

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Can you troubleshoot your own laptop?

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If there's an adaptation, do you prefer the movie version or the book version?

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Roller coaster rides or skydiving?

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Do you believe in developing your body as well as your mind?

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Are you comfortable speaking in front of big crowds?

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Bazinga! Do you know where that came from?

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Professionally speaking, do you need an agent or manager to help with your career?

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Do you mind hobnobbing with celebrities or famous people?

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If people will criticize you for having this dream job, will that discourage you?

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Be honest! How big of an attraction is money in this dream job of yours?

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