The America's Got Talent host revealed that he hopes his children with singer Mariah Carey will not follow in the footsteps of their parents.
"I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment," Cannon told People. "I'm one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That's what I'm rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that'd be amazing."
The couple welcomed twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe in late April. Cannon confessed in May that he and Carey picked the names of their twins on their first date three years ago.
The 30-year-old went on to say that while he does not want his children to become involved in the world of showbiz, he is very happy with his career in the industry.
"My wife is so understanding because she's just as busy and just as focused as I am, so it's kind of like the perfect match," Cannon said. "I love my career and I love being in entertainment, so it never really feels like an occupation."
In July, Carey described her recent pregnancy as a "difficult time", admitting that the strain of carrying twins could be incredibly demanding at times.