Career Advice

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wfoster, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2009
    Plymouth, UK

    I'm fourteen and have quite a vast majority of knowledge when it comes to computers. I go to a privately educated school, no I am not spoilt before any of you say it.

    Last February, I began in a lighting and sound (AV Audio Visual club as some Americans call it) course with my school because we have all the equipment and a huge stage. I am mainly on the sound. I have done some productions and I'm really interested in having something like it for a career.

    I used to always want to be a Business Lawyer but upon the last few weeks, doing sound for a big school production I am re-thinking my career choice. I have lost interest in business law now. I have always been interested in computers and technology but now doing the school production I want to be a sound technician, works along a theatre doing sound and stuff.

    Anyone know what the actual job title and job description?
    Does anyone have any advice?

    All help is appreciated,
  2. CalPoly10 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2006
    You're 14. While you may think you're getting ahead by picking a career path this early, you should be out having fun doing fun things, meeting interesting people, and making connections. Play some sports.
  3. trule macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2007
    An electrical engineering degree would serve you well, most allow you to specialise in the audio areas.
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    You're 14. Take many diversified courses, pursue your a/v interests in extracurricular stuff, and see how you feel when you are in college and pursuing a major and internships. Interests change, and a well rounded education will serve you well no matter what.
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    I agree with what's been said: your young enough that you have plenty of time to figure it out. If you graduate and still love doing theatre stuff, then pursue an education in that field at that time. Right now, just keep doing what you're doing. Maybe you can volunteer with some productions outside of school, too?
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    You are probably going to switch what you "want to be" quite a few times before you graduate high school, college, and even after college. Pursue what interests you, but keep your mind open for other opportunities, you never know when something else might come along.

    In example: When I was 14 I knew I wanted to join the air force and later work for NASA, I then helped get a grant for the school from CISCO and decided I wanted to be a network admin, when in college for networking the first year I took a web design course, and decided I wanted to switch to graphic design, once I graduated college in graphic design I decided although I loved that work I would also like to be able to program so I am back in school for computer science.

    :eek: 10 years later and I am back to where I started. Soak it all up, as they say "Life is a journey, not a destination"
  7. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2009
    Plymouth, UK
    Demosthenes X: Hi, thank you for the advice. I will pursue looking in to voluntary work, maybe with a local theatre or somewhere.

    Everyone else: Thanks for your advice!

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