What do kids today want to be when they grow up?

More young girls than boys say they want careers in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a nationwide survey from The Fatherly Imagination Report.

The survey, which includes responses from nearly 500 kids between the ages of one and 10, found 41 percent of girls are interested in STEM-related careers, compared with 32 percent of boys. Thirty-five percent of all children are interested in STEM-related jobs.

The survey reaffirms the "timeless altruism" of youngsters, as physicians, teachers, firefighters, veterinarians and police officers represented the most popular responses — right after professional athlete, according to the report.

Here is a closer look at what boys and girls said in 2015 about their future careers.

Top five professions boys want to be when they grow up:

  • Professional athlete
  • Don't know
  • Firefighter
  • Engineer
  • Astronaut

Top five professions girls want to be when they grow up:

  • Physician
  • Teacher
  • Don't now
  • Scientist
  • Chef/baker

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