Jeff Weiner

What’s your dream job?

What do Americans say are their dream jobs—and what drives people to want those jobs? (Hint: It’s not money.) See 3 key insights from Jeff’s survey.

What job is the most desired in America? Being a business owner. The runners-up in order of popularity were manager, teacher, nurse, director, CEO, anything to do with travel, writer, and doctor.

Most desired jobs
Bar chart of age ranges with dream jobs

When it comes to careers, just 12% of working millennials say they have their dream job already, whereas 46% of working baby boomers say they do.

Workers of all ages, genders, and regions say that happiness is the most important factor in their dream job, followed by purpose, work-life harmony, and money.

Dream job factors

Methodology: Respondents for this SurveyMonkey online poll were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data was weighted for age, race, gender, and education to reflect the demographic composition of adults living in the United States. See more information on the methodology.


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