Careers--what do you expect/hope for?

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Hi all, misreading Peachy's thread title on carers over in the Adult Baby Forum got me thinking--what do you expect and hope for from your career? I saw HandfulofOats started a thread back in March on where people work, but this is kind of different. I know some of you have careers, but I think a lot of people have jobs that won't be their careers.

So, what do you want to get out of your career? Satisfaction? Helping others? Boatloads of money? Intellectual stimulation? And why? What do you want to do with your life?

I'm still really not sure what I want to do with my life. I think I want to work for a few years after college and save up some money, and then go to grad school. There's a lot of things that interest me, but I'm not at all sure what I actually want to do or where my niche is. I'm not really looking for advice or suggestions (no one here knows me well enough, and I have resources at uni to look at), but I am interested in how other people feel about this.

My only constant right now is that I want to marry and raise children, and whatever my career, raising my children will be the most important thing I do. Young as I am, I feel more strongly about that with every year. This rules out certain careers--any job with a great deal of traveling, hardship postings overseas, outrageous hours. So I know quite a bit about what I don't want to do, but there's so many things I might want to do that for now I'm at a loose end.

Thanks all!
 

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Every time I see his thread, I think it says careers...But unfortunately I don't have input on either...Except for this...*Walks away*
 

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i live breathe eat theatre i have decided that i want to major in theatre and get a teaching degree . i want to teach theatre at high school level . being a teacher really isnt that bad of money i think iwould get the satisfation of doingsomething i love while helping others plus i get summers off ^^
 

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Well I would like to peruse a career in Art but thats not happening so I might be a roughneck though pay's good but it is very dangerous Or I might join the marines
 

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I don't know, to be honest with you. The only requirement that my career has to have is health insurance. Medicine is freaking expensive. I'm torn between a career in computers or a career in law enforcement, like the FBI or DEA. I enjoy computers, but I have always been facsinated by law enforcement. Right now, I'm just going to school, so I can finish up my associate's degree and move on to my bachelor's degree.
 

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Enough money to keep me alive, lot's of travel, helping others. But most of all satisfaction. When you're satisfied with your job, you don't need loads of money.
 

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I don't know, to be honest with you. The only requirement that my career has to have is health insurance. Medicine is freaking expensive. I'm torn between a career in computers or a career in law enforcement, like the FBI or DEA. I enjoy computers, but I have always been facsinated by law enforcement. Right now, I'm just going to school, so I can finish up my associate's degree and move on to my bachelor's degree.
Yeah, right now I'm just working on finishing undergrad. And I definitely hear you on health insurance. I've seen too much of my mom's problems with paying for health insurance to think otherwise. For now, I'm still on my Dad's health insurance, but since I started going on my own I know what dr's visits cost. I'm planning on staying in the UK (working there, of course) until I can get into a job in the US that carries benefits. Bring on the NHS!

Why the DEA? Have you thought about ATF?

Enough money to keep me alive, lot's of travel, helping others. But most of all satisfaction. When you're satisfied with your job, you don't need loads of money.
Yeah, I know what you mean about satisfaction. I want to travel, too, but I don't think I want to travel a lot as part of my career--like I said, I want to raise my children (not let someone else, or my wife alone, raise them).

I also want intellectual challenge. This summer, I've been doing yard work and some handyman type stuff. The money is actually pretty decent for unskilled work, but it is tedious, hot, and boring. I know that I don't want to do that, or anything like it, for the rest of my life.

Vincent: What track are you thinking of in the Marines? Enlisted, or Navy ROTC?
 
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I would want a job where I can meet alot of good people and make some good money.
my dream ever since I was a child and still is, is to be like a movie director, even if it wouldnt be major blockbusters I would be satisfied(though no B-movies!) and I would make my scripts for my movies like Tarantino!
 
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ABSOLUTLEY NO IDEA!

Hopefully something that pays a lot, but in order to that I would need to not be lazy. Something I am not to good at. Going to a career counselor so I can lrn what I want to work at.
 

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Yeah, right now I'm just working on finishing undergrad. And I definitely hear you on health insurance. I've seen too much of my mom's problems with paying for health insurance to think otherwise. For now, I'm still on my Dad's health insurance, but since I started going on my own I know what dr's visits cost. I'm planning on staying in the UK (working there, of course) until I can get into a job in the US that carries benefits. Bring on the NHS!

Why the DEA? Have you thought about ATF?
I've actually looked at all of the different law enforcement agencies. I think I would go with the DEA because I've always been fascinated by illegal drugs and all of the huge seizures that I read about in the newspaper. The FBI looks pretty good also. According to their website, they are looking for people that have bachelors degrees in computer science, which is what I am majoring in.

I can attest to the cost of doctor's office visits, considering I have my fair share of them.
Since I'm over 18, the bills are actually mailed to me. I went in for an EEG and the bill was $400 for an hour-long test. Luckily, I'm still on my parent's insurance as long as I am going to school. As for the meds that I take, they are pretty expensive. I take six pills a day, and each are a buck a piece according to my dad. Do the math.
 

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I am currently going to school for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification and hopefully the co-op program here will lead me into some form of racing (anything EXCEPT NASCAR...too many circles make me dizzy). I would love to get into a Formula One team some day so maybe something like LeMans, Indy Car or some form of open wheel racing can help me achieve that goal. There are a few Indy car teams based in Indianapolis, in fact a few are about 10 mins. from where I'm currently staying. I know that a lot of traveling is involved, but i've been traveling a lot since i was seven. I haven't staying in one area for more than 4 years so i like to say im from everywhere :p.

Six digit money figures FTW!!!
 
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I have dreamt of flying for my entire life, and for my career i am going to be a commercial pilot! I have invested tens of thousands of dollars into this, and im not even sixteen! Let me elaborate! I am a HUGE flight sim fan, and just recently dropped about 1500 moolas on a gaming computer specifically for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. On top of that, and I consider this a major accomplishment, I am currently getting my pilots liscense. I am only fifteen, but I am about a month away from my solo flight, which is a cross country flight by myself, and thats when I graduate flight school. However, i can only fly myself around until i turn seventeen, then i can carry passengers. I am very proud of this, and I think its pretty cool that I can fly an aircraft before I can even drive a car! Flight training costs about 9,000, but my parents are helping me pay for this. When im out of high school, I plan to attend either Embry Riddle University, in florida. Or Parks University, in St. louis, Mo. I eat, breath, and sleep for flying, its my absolute dream and to see that come true, is really a feeling unlike any other! However, these schools yearly tuitions are 45k and 61k respectively, so I am going to take out A LOT of money in loans. But luckily, depending on the airline, and senority, pilot pay is usually very good. Ideally id like to fly for Southwest Airlines, because they treat there pilots well, there customers well, pay well, and have amazing benefits! So yea, sorry to go on a speech, but this is something I would love to do, and will do. I would even give up diapers for flying! *GASP*
 

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I'm going to earn my PE (Professional Engineer) in computer engineering, then I'm going to teach high school AP Physics.
 
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