With industry-shifting changes in technology in recent years, many parents have no idea what their adult kids actually do for a living. But they want to understand.
That’s a big reason why LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site, launched its annual “Bring In Your Parents Day.”
In its 2013 global survey of 16,000 adults, LinkedIn found that one out of every three parents has a hard time understanding what their kids’ jobs require. Two-thirds of parents want to learn more, and half think that they could better support their children if they did.
The survey identified the 10 jobs that are most misunderstood around the world. We’ve broken them out, along with an explanation for any struggling parents.