The top 20 jobs people wanted as kids are a wonderful reminder of what should have been

What did you want to be when you grew up? Was it something wild and ambitious like a footballer, zookeeper or spaceman? Or was it something a bit more wholesome like vet, doctor or even teacher?

According to research from Leeds Beckett University 12 per cent of today's adults wanted to be a teacher when they were a child, swiftly followed by a vet (8 per cent) and doctor (6 per cent). The research also found that nearly a quarter (22.5 per cent) of British people are now pursuing their childhood job.

The findings - which have been put into a handy chart by Statista - also included astronaut, celebrity, cowboy and scientist. Here's the full list.

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