Is it too early for a tween to think of what career to go into? My girl just turned 11 years old a couple of days ago, time sure flies by too quickly! During dinner time, one of the topics discussed is what they want to be when they grow up. Even our 5 year old son is participating in the discussion. I think it's a good way to instill in their young minds that having a good career in which you are doing what you love and enjoy is very important in life. Right now, my daughter is leaning towards being a software engineer, considering both dh and I are engineer, of couse, we're happy with that. There are a lot of opportunities out there like designing project management software or maybe even video games.