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  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I know of a lot of careers. Bikini inspector for one. Or that guy from the Food Network that goes around tasting the world's best booze. Wish I had either of those. :p
     
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    Professional Student is good. If your spouse has a good job, that helps.
     
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    :D :eek:
     
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    .....?

    you're going to need to do a better job of asking your question...
     
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    This is like one of those threads that indifference used to start.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nice. Good benefits, I hear.. :)
     
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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one to think of that.
     
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    I suspect your best bet is "Dangerous Chemical Additive Tester".
     
  11. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hm...actually i'm trying to ask around about Professional Careers/Courses available...i mean wht kind of Careers do u guys know and probally, wht r u working as now...in example, Aerospace Engineering as a course...
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, sorry to ask for a third attempt, but what exactly are you asking? What careers we know of? That's a pretty general question.

    Maybe go to your local university and grab a brochure or two. :)
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm a Ditch Expansion Engineer. You should look into that.
     
  14. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hehe..i guess i'll do so... ;)
     
  15. Kushiro macrumors member

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    Well, I'm a translator, and I'd recommend it as a career. The pay is pretty good, and you can set your own hours (to some extent) while working from home (or anyplace that has an internet connection).

    But, you'd need to spend the next however many years polishing your language skills both in a second language (preferably Japanese, Chinese or Korean, as they pay better than the European languages) and in your first (I'm assuming English, but....). Of course, if people have had to ask you to clarify your original post three or more times, it might not be the career for you.

    -Kush
     
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    It might help to ask yourself what your interests are, rather than asking us what careers we've pursued (or stumbled into).

    Maybe try taking a "Diagnostic Aptitude Test" (do a google search for that term, though you'll probably have to pay to take a test) -- in theory, these tests help you figure out what you might want to do, and what you absolutely don't want to do, in your life.

    That said, I took such a test back in the day and it told me to become a "Tree Surgeon" (I have no idea what that means, but I definitely don't think it's like bikini inspector). Now I teach and do IT (and am most days fairly happy) ...
     
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    Mine suggested computers or engineering. That and janitor. Everyones says Janitor. :)

    You might want to consider the taking the ASVAB. It will tell you at least what the army thinks you should be doing.
     
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    I've done two "appropriate career" tests and both have come back with "professional boxer" and I'm not kidding. I've been in a proper fight only once and it's pretty safe to say these tests are BS. Professional boxer... :rolleyes:
     
  20. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is seriously helpful...thnx...
     
  21. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Been there done that, lets see....
    Naval Officer, Pilot
    Mortgage Originator, Marketing Manager (started their phone center)
    Dir of Personnel for a 400 employee hotel
    Self Employed Head Hunter for Physical/Occupational/Speech therapists
    Owned an Office Cleaning Company (my best buddy has a lot of office buildings)
    Back to Pilot (Corp pilot for Krispy Kreme and now Wilson Cook Medical )
    Now hoping to get the local sales rep job with the company I fly a jet for now.
    In College I took a year off and managed the Burger King in Vail (that was too much fun).

    Good Luck, keep your eyes open and find things that interest you, if you don't like the field, you will have a sad life.
     
  22. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm kinda interested in taking up Pilot as a career...however, i'm using a pair of spectacles...no idea if i still can take up Pilot...anyone knows about this? Is it correctable with contacts?
     
  23. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    yes you can be a glasses wearing pilot. It becomes a limitation on your medical, much like on a drivers license. It will be a limiting factor if hoping to be a military pilot. They may have medical waivers now on some eye surgery, but they used to not do that, 10yrs ago.
     
  24. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    interested in becoming a comercial pilot...and btw, i just went through the requirements and it says "no optical aids" =/
     
  25. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I want to be the wo-"man" w/ the Golden Spoon. He tests each batch of Dreyer's ice cream, but I'd rather work for Haagen Dazs. :D
     
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