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Last Updated: Monday April 27 2009 06:51 GMT

All About You: What job do you want to do?

Jobs kids want to do

Newsround has asked 1,000 children aged six to 12 across the UK what their lives are like.

Lots of you told us you'd like to be either a popstar, firefighter or doctor when you grow up.

For the boys, the top job by far was to be a footballer. One in five said they wanted to be the next Wayne Rooney. In second place was being a police officer.

For the girls the best job was being a teacher, just under one in seven of you want to be one, with hairdresser and beautician coming a close second.

So what do you want to be when you grow up?

Whatever you think, we want to know!

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Your comments

"I want to be an actor or singer. I really want to work with Demi Lovato."

Chris, 14, Lincolnshire, England

"I want to be a professional athlete or a policewoman because they're both well-paid jobs and most of all I would love doing either of them."

Leah, 12, UK

"I would like to be a singer like Miley or a news reporter when I grow up."

Mayjay, 10, Northern Ireland

"I want to be a vet. My Mum said that I will have to work really hard in science, but I hate science! I'll try hard anyway."

Ellie, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I would really like to work with children, preferably as a teacher."

Emma, 11, St. Albans, England

"I really want to be a vet specialising in horses when I am older because I love horses and animals, but I need to work really hard and get good GCSEs ."

Lucy, 14, Blackburn, England

"I really want to have my own show on CBBC or look after orang-utans in Borneo or at least organize rescue operations for them! I wouldn't mind having my own hotel in America or being a teacher. I wouldn't be able to be a doctor or nurse because I can't stand the sight of blood or sick."

G, 11, Bristol, England

"I want to be a photographer, writer, artist and part of UNICEF. When I am older I also want to travel the globe on a motorbike like Ewan McGregor did. Someday maybe I'll be on the news!!!"

Brooke, 12, Newcastle, UK

"I'm not sure, both my parents are lawyers, but I'm good at IT so maybe IT programmer!! But I'm good at English so maybe a journalist???"

Faeqa, 11, London, England

"I would like to be the Prime Minister. I am already on the school council and I have a lot of great ideas. I'd love to have the top job."

Sophie, 12, Ebbw Vale, Wales

"I want to be a rugby player."

Benny, 12, Dover, England

"I want to be a midwife because I love babies. They are so cute!!"

Morgana, 10, London, England

"I want to be an actress in High School Musical! I don't get what would be so good about being a teacher!"

Merryn, 12, Birmingham, England

"I would really like to be an editor, or maybe an author like my mum!"

H, 12, Surrey, England

"I want to be a journalist when I am older! Working for the BBC (had this ambition since I was eight)."

Becky, 11, Cheshire, England

"I want to be a lawyer, I think it's a great job if you think about it. I mean you get paid to argue!!"

Seonaid, 13, Thurso, Scotland

"When I grow up I want to be a brain surgeon or a doctor! But I still have lots of time before I can choose my job."

Drina, 10, London, England

"I want to be an artist that paints plants and sunsets. Or a Doctor Who monster creator."

Thomas, 11, Surrey, England

"When I am older I want to be a football player because my dad was and I am good at football."

Harrison, 8, Huddersfield, England

"When I am older I'd like to be an engineer or be an international rugby player."

Cameron, 11, Yeovil, England

"Even though I'm young I've decided I DEFINITELY want to be a journalist and maybe even work for Newsround. If not, well, I love listening to the news and writing about it, but then I would love to do something about it, so maybe a politician. If not that a dance teacher because I've been dancing for nine years! x"

Lucy, 13, Wirral, England

"I want to be a video game designer!"

Matthew, 12, Leicester, England

"I really really want to be a journalist!!! If I'm not that I want to be a teacher!!"

Justine, 12, Chester, UK

"I'd like to be anything creative, so a fashion designer, author or artist. The jobs are endless!

Sadia, 10, Coventry, England

"I want to be an author or an illustrator. Maybe I can do both because I love to write new stories all the time and also love to draw. There's no point doing a job when you're older you're not going to enjoy. I think it's important you have a job you feel you can enjoy."

Elizabeth, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I really want to become an archaeologist, because I love the history of the Romans, and the Greeks, and because I live in Italy, where Rome is, I can visit those places! It's so cool!"

Dawn, 12, Italy

"When I'm older I'd like to either be a teacher, a guitarist, a police officer, a doctor or an anaesthetist (type of doctor) or something artistic!! But I could change by mind completely when I'm older! Depends how much/hard/good I work at school!!"

Laura, 12, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

"I'd like to be a interior designer, a photographer or an artist. Basically anything arty."

Alexandria, Winchmore, England

"I wanna be a bass guitarist and a singer in a heavy metal band."

Olivia, 13, Worthing, England

"When I 'grow up' I want to be a music teacher or tutor because I love music!!"

Rachel, 12, Dungannon, Northern Ireland

"I want to work with wolves, or if not, work in the RSPCA."

Rachel, 13, West Bromwich, England

"When I'm older I want to own my own cake shop or be in a musical or film."

Bethany, 11, Olton, England

"I am one of the seven girls. I would love to be a teacher, teaching infant school children. I just love little children and helping other people, so I think it would be the perfect job for me."

Lizzie, 13

"My dream has always to be a gold medal winning Olympic swimmer. This may seem a rather big ambition but it's one I've wanted to do since being really small!"

Holly, 12, Doncaster, England

"I'd like to be a librarian in England because I think books are very interesting and I want to help students with their research."

Julie, 13, Brittany, France

"I quite like the idea of being an author."

Rebecca, 12, Manchester, England

"I would like to be a hair-dresser when I am older and run my own salon."

Chelsie, 9, Somerset, England

"I want to be an author or a scientist."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"I want to be a doctor, a lawyer or a teacher."

Hannah, 10, England

"I'd quite like to be an author, because everyone says I'm good at writing stories, and I do enjoy it."

Lauren, 11, Wales

"When I am older I want to be a footballer. It is the only thing I ever think about."

Tom, 12, England

"I really want to be an English teacher in secondary schools. Either that or an author."

Edward, 12, Worcestershire, England

"I want to be either a vet, a doctor and/or a lawyer because then I'll be rich but I also love animals."

Lowri, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"I want to be a police lady but I would also like to be a person who designs posters and leaflets."

Emma, 12, Richmond, England

"I don't really know, but I will have to work extremely hard though to get whatever job I decide on when I am older."

Katie, 11, England

"I would like to be an illustrator or an animator."

Cameron, 13, Dumfries, Scotland

"When I am older I want to be a police officer because I want to protect my town."

Kayleigh, 10, Prescot, England

"I'd like to be a doctor or if I couldn't be a doctor then I would be doing something else in the NHS."

Sindurii, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I want to be a scientist because I want to help the world develop new technology."

Riley, 8, Huddersfield, England

"I have wanted to do something with animals for as long as I can remember, but I haven't decided what yet!"

Georgia, 12, Dubai, UAE

"I want to be a senator for New York."

Ann, 14, New York, USA

"I want to be quite a few things. I would quite like to be a teacher or a vet or a marine biologist!"

Louise, 12, Lancaster, England

"I want to be a footballer because it would keep me fit and I would have loads of money."

Malcolm, 10, Tyne and Wear, England

"I would love to be a football player because you keep fit."

William, 12, Scotland

"When I grow up I want to be a dentist."

Jane, 12, London, England

"I want to be a showjumper, like Ellen Whittaker!!!"

Freya, 12, Kent, England

"I want to be a hairdresser."

Adeeba, 12, West Yorkshire, England

"I'd love to be a dance teacher as I have been dancing for years."

Aimee, 12, Somerset, England

"I want to be a footballer."

Chloe, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"When I am older I want to be a teacher because it would be a massive responsibility!"

Chantelle, 8, Wales

"I want to be an English teacher."

Emily, 11, England

"I want to be a famous actress."

Eleanor, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"I'm inspired by the Olympics so I'd be a gym champion. If not I would be a teacher."

Elin, 8, London, England

"I want to be a footballer and play for Chelsea."

Jonathon, 12, Nottingham, England

"I've wanted to be an actor since I was three."

Liam, 12, Northumberland, England

"I would like to be a vet or a marine biologist!"

Gemma, 12, Bristol, England

"When I am older I would like to be a fashion designer, a teacher, an author or an actress!"

Annabel, 9, Norfolk, England

"I want to be a writer because I have top marks in English."

Kezia, 11, Ipswich, England

"I want to be a mathematician and a doctor because I am fab at maths and I do like biology!!"

Beverly, 11, London, England

"I would like to be a hairdresser and a teacher and a footballer and a shop keeper!"

Amy, 12, England

"I want to be a chef or an author. I'm not bothered which one. I just want to be one of them."

Sophie, 10, West Yorkshire, England