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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
If you had the chance to do it all over again what job would you do?
Myself I would have liked to have taken up photography as a career
post #2 of 32
I would have graduated college and been an elementary teacher.
post #3 of 32
Very difficult question, so many things I would change..........I would have stayed in college and pursued a career in computer graphics for one.
post #4 of 32

I'm computer animator currently. But I wish I would have followed my childhood dream. My doctor is trying to convince me to still do it. She didn't go to med school until 29 lol!
post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 
Mmmm!! I was told as a child, study hard and you will do well. I wish I had took notice of that I did not do that well at school, I am no means stupid, more of a practical than theory person. In my day there was only two choices, work in an office or similar for a decent salary, or an outside manual job for a low wage. Now the kids have so much technology and such offered to them that they have a lot of choice. I dont know about in America or Canada etc, but in the UK there are more kids graduating out of university than ever before. Thats fine but not so many are wanting to follow a career in say carpentry, bricklayers etc. I was going to say that it will have a knock on effect, but I think it already has with an increasing number of migrants coming into the UK and working for a minimum wage.
Oooops Im going off topic here
post #6 of 32
I don't know.... I'm actually really happy where I am as an animal carer. I would have joined the RSPCA as an inspector though, I think.
post #7 of 32
Probably work in a zoo with animals
post #8 of 32
I'm working my dream job! I love being an RN Surgical First Assistant. Perhaps I would have stayed in school and become a Physicians Assistant. At our hospital, we have PA's who function as Surgical First Assistants on their surgeons' surgery day, and function as an office PA on the office day. And PA's here make considerably more money (and have more autonomy) than do RN's. But honestly, I do love what I do for a living!
post #9 of 32
I would be an actress. Seriously.

When I was in high school my theatre teachers and coaches all encouraged me to go into it professionally, but my parents discouraged me and I married my first husband instead. He encouraged me to go back to school for theatre, but I never trusted myself after that
post #10 of 32
I would be a photographer, but that is what I still plan on being. I plan to go to college in September of 2008.

I don't have a career right now, I am just a cash supervisor so anything that pays well would be nice right now.
post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thats cool catlover, go for it. When my sister got married about twenty years ago she had a professional photographer to do the album, as it was a hobby of mine at the time I ran a couple of rolls of film off as well. When my sister went to pick the album up she showed him some of my pics that she had in her bag. He told her that if I was interested they would take me on and train me up. I just never accepted that offer as I was happy doing what I was doing at the time. Dont get me wrong I enjoy the job I do.
post #12 of 32
3 years ago, after my ex left me, I suddenly realized that I had never made plans for myself. They were always OUR plans, never mine. So at the age of 26, I had to re-plan my life. I looked into some college degrees but none of them seemed really exciting. Then I thought about what I would like to do if I didn't have to earn a living and right away I answered - Study history! So I decided I just had to find a way to get paid for that.

So now I just got my B.A. in history and next year I'm starting my M.A. I'm not sure exactly where it will lead me, but I figure if I get a PhD in history, I can at least teach. My dream would be to be a university prof.
But even if it doesn't lead to a career, at least I will have spent a few years of my life doing exactly what I wanted.

I would have also liked to be a dietician or some sort of engineer. But I think a career as a scholar is more suited... I am addicted to learning things.
post #13 of 32
Actually a lot of things:
Police work (I read more on true crime than on computers)
wedding consultant
Teacher (actually I started at that but at the age of 20 didn't think I could do it and changed)
post #14 of 32
If I could go back in time and do it all again, I would skip university altogether. I'm glad to have a degree and everything, but I wish that I had gone hardcore into singing/music and acting right after highschool and pursued these goals relentlessly in my youth. I'm certainly not discouraging anyone from going to university...I'm just saying that if you're going to go, then at least make sure you're going for the right reasons. I only went because it was expected of me and it's what 99% of my classmates were doing. In hindsight, I should have taking vocal lessons and really focused on music. But what can you do...Better late than never, no?
post #15 of 32
I would go for graphic design. I had a real passion for it many years ago but thought of it as a hobby.
post #16 of 32
I wanted to be a marine biologist
post #17 of 32
I would love to go back to school for professional photography.
I was going to take a few classes in college but it never fit into my business schedule
post #18 of 32
I would marry a rich man and start my own horse farm. I love horses and that would be my job if it was something I could make enough money to live off of. Unfortunately it doens't make enough for me to live off of on my own.
post #19 of 32
I would go to nursing school and work up as an RN
post #20 of 32
Oh wait.. I know what I would do...

I'd buy stocks in Microsoft when it was just starting off. Then I could spend the rest of my life traveling and going to school.
post #21 of 32
I would be a real estate developer. I have always loved real estate, watching the market and driving around and looking at homes, comparing neighborhoods, see who is growing, who is not, look at what could be done to improve those areas that are stagnant.

I have loved it since I was in my teens. I really should have made it a career.
post #22 of 32
I just got out of college two years ago with a bachelors in business management. I still have no idea what I want to do. Sometimes it's frustrating because I really just want to know what I'm gonna do the rest of my life. I look at the job I'm at now, and it seems like I'm at a dead end cause I have no idea what I want to do.
post #23 of 32
Zoologist. I would LOVE to be a zoologist and work with large exotic animals (especially giraffes) but there are no schools near me with that major, and we're not looking to move- so i'm going to keep doing what i do now i'm pretty happy with it. I'm a veterinarian technician.
post #24 of 32
I would be a homeopathic vet.

And I'd have more cats.
post #25 of 32
I would be a professional writer. I majored in English (I know you can't tell by my posts! ) and took creative writing classes and got straight A's in them. But, I didn't continue writing after I graduated and now when I read stuff from back then I'm amazed that I actually wrote it!

I've tried to get back to writing, but it's hard to find the time, and so many other things occupy my mind now it's hard to focus. For years though, probably since college, I've had an idea for a book, probably a young adult book, about a stray dog and the experiences he has with different people and the journey he goes on. I'm sure it's been done before, but somewhere in me is a story that needs to be told, even if it isn't published. I'll probably start it...one of these days.
post #26 of 32
Well, I don't think that I would do anything over, per se, but I think that I may change my mind about getting my Master's in Nursing. I am going for my Bachelor's now and I am kind of thinking, maybe I should keep going to become a vet. Being a nurse is great, but I really wanted to be a vet when I was a kid and I am kind of thinking I should actually follow my dream.
post #27 of 32
A mortician
post #28 of 32
Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
A mortician
Really?!?!? *shudders*
post #29 of 32
Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Really?!?!? *shudders*
Yes Even my sister said i'm in the wrong job
post #30 of 32
Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Yes Even my sister said i'm in the wrong job
That would weird me out. My uncle's a mortician & knows it weirds me out....so every time he hugs me he tells me "Don't forget I touch dead people!"
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