(Closed) 20 Somethings… What do you do for a living?

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 180
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 21 and am a nurse ! 😀 Currently have my LPN and am working in long term care. Other than the excessive paperwork, I love my job.

Post # 181
19 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 26 and I’m a 4th year middle school teacher! Out of college I was a resident director for a Sac State property then I joined Teach For America and got placed in LA! I majored in Elm. Ed and psych and earned my credential after 4 years in undergrad. 

Post # 182
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ll be a registered nurse in June! : ) Right now I’m going to university (to be an RN), working part-time at Staples, and casual (call-in basis only) at the hospital as a UNE (Undergraduate Nurse Employee — basically an LPN/LVN).

ETA: I’m 21 — I’ll be 22 when I’m officially an RN.

Post # 183
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 24 and I’m an RN in surgical care at the hospital that I have dreamed of working at for years 🙂 Hooray for bigger paychecks!

Post # 184
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wow…everyone seems to be starting off their careers….I feel slow now. I’m just a waitress but I do work at the ritziest restaurant in town. Dim lighting, lit candles, oldies music–the works. So my tips are fabulous (I do work quite hard for them!! I take pride in giving great service and being friendly.) My hours are great, even if they’re unpredictable. And because of my nightshift hours, I spend the day focusing on what I really want as my career…and that’s to be a:

Graphic novelist!

(I’m almost done with my Fine Arts major…so I’m up to doing artistic projects beyond just comics)

But I work on my comic bit by bit each day hoping to finally complete it and to gain valuable practice/experience. I have 3 finished chapters so far and I began in late April. I’m proud that I’m doing this for myself.

Post # 185
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1996

i work in NY as a production designer. I design packages and stationery and decorations for stores like Party City and Party America. I love it. I’m 24 and have been here for 5 years. working my way up took a while, ive only been a designer here for a year.

Post # 186
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am actually a supervisor at a dog daycare. I LOVE dogs, have 4, and am a certified registered VET Tech. So, you can say I went to school for it, I have worked for many Vets, but was getting tired of seeing sick/injured animals all day, so now all I do is play with healthy puppies, and it pays great, too!

Post # 187
45 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m an intermediate (Middle School) teacher, the equivalent of Grade 7. Love my job but the paperwork side of things is very stressful. In my 30’s once I’ve had kids I want to start my own after school care business.

Post # 188
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 22 and I’m an oncology pharmacist.

Post # 189
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m 24 and in my last year of law school. I’ve worked in prosecutor’s offices my whole law school career, and hoping to get hired at the office I currently work at. Fiance is an accountant, has his masters, and is taking the CPA exam this year. We’re living off his salary alone right now, so I can take my time and really work for the prosecutor job I want (I can keep working there for free after the bar exam until they hire me) and hopefully not have to do something I don’t love. 

Post # 190
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I started off at a top UK university studying law. I left after a year for personal reasons and I’m really glad I did. Had I stayed on, I probably would be earning 3-4 times what I do now… but I don’t think I’d be happy.

I’m now a PA in government and my life is half-way between “Yes, Minister” and “The Thick of It” (if you haven’t seen either TV series, they’re both genius political comedies and well worth seeing). It’s funny that the truth of my life is most accurately represented by comedy.

I find my job fascinating and it usually leaves me free to still live my life.

Post # 191
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@cts861: I’m an attorney at a large law firm.  I am in my upper 20’s though so it took me 3 years of law school to get here! I feel very blessed.  The hours suck and it’s hard work, but I know I’m lucky to be here.  Innocent

Post # 192
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

23 here


I work on a trading desk ( like the New York Stovk Exchange) but we are located in California.

I have to get up at 4am for work but hey getting out at 1:30 and having the whole day left is very nice!

I have been in the stock/finance industry since i was about 14 thats when i got my first job working for a stock company as an assistant.

No college experience ( i hated school) But i did take my Stock brokers exams ( Series 7,24, &66 ) Which is the equivilent of a masters degree where i work.

I love my job it crazy fun!

Post # 193
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am 24 years old and have my BS in Writing and Design Arts. I work as a grant development specialist at a state funded university.

Is it my dream job? No, probably not, but it is a good job in the rural area that I live in and underneath all of the technical writing, I get to let a little bit of my creative side shine through.

I am currently trying to talk myself into opening a stationary business. I think I might just start with an Etsy shop and design in my free time and see where it takes me. I would love to photograph or design all day, everyday, but it would be hard to do in the rural area where we live.

Post # 194
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

27 and a Radiation Protection Tech at a nuclear research facility

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