Post # 1
I have no clue if there even are good careers for this. I get bored within a couple years. I’ve only worked in retail & banking and neither seem to keep my full attention for long. I have to like, have something I’m working towards I guess and it has to feel attainable and not something that will take 5+ years to get there.
All these things seem impossible lol & I’m wondering if maybe I’m just doomed to boredom. I don’t have anything I’m super super passionate about so that makes it even harder.
Just curious if anyone has any suggestions or tips =)
Post # 2
What about being a journalist? Hehe, I’d like to be one!
Post # 4
soontobemrsm11: I work in consulting and love that I am akways working on a few different projects and they constantly change since some projects are short term while others are longer term.
Post # 3
soontobemrsm11: Most things that are worthwhile in life take time. Do you have any post secondary education?
I went back to school and completed my nursing education after my first marriage ended and I had 2 preschool children.
I can tell you that I have never had a single boring shift. Nursing is so multi-faceted . There are dozens of different options available in hospital nursing, plus inumerable opportunities outside hospitals such as community health, long term care, occupational health and safety, diabetic education etc etc etc.
Post # 5
MrsWBS: I second Consulting, but I work long hours and can’t withstand that. Its a tough industry to get into though.
Post # 6
Owning your own business? I mean, just when you thought you had it all figured out…there life goes again – throwing you curveballs, throwing wrenches into your best laid plans, always something that needs to be done, something you want to do, goals you want to meet, goals you have to meet, you are the purchaser, hr, marketer, designer, salesperson, bookkeeper, accountant, supervisor, everything-er. Keeps ya busy. Changes constantly.
Post # 7
It doesn’t sound like you’re anywhere close to my line of work, but a new project every few years is kind of the name of the game in research science. I’ll use my last lab as an example. For many years my PI studied RNA in plants. Then, for a couple of years they sequenced the genome of a fungus. When they finished that they identified some genes of interest and decided to study their functionality. Phase one of that invloved transforming those genes into a variety of yeast and getting the yeast to express the genes. Phase two was figuring out how to purify the proteins that the genes produced from the rest of the cell products and Phase three was testing the protein’s activity on a variety of substrates which is what they are still doing. I expect they will continue with the project for a few more years and by then my former boss will be ready to retire 😉 Each of the different phases requires a different knowledge and skill set, so you have to constantly learn new things and every few months or so your day to day tasks change entirely. It’s a great field for someone who gets easily bored if they are interested in science.
Post # 8
Healthcare is something that has many fields, which is nice because if you get bored you can always try something else. I work as an RN in an ER, which requires a 4 year degree, but our techs (nurse aids) are all trained on the job and their pay is pretty good- techs in the ER/ICU do a lot more than the techs on a regular med-surg floor. You could maybe try something like that to see if you like it. There’s definitely never a dull moment and all of our techs are wonderful and seem to really enjoy their jobs.
Post # 9
soontobemrsm11: You sound just like me! Isn’t it frustrating?
I’ll start a new job, be psyched, love it, excell at it, then either get bored or become frustrated by various different things, and then move on … all usually within the time span of 2 years. Sometimes I feel like I’ll never find a satisfying job. 🙁
I was, maybe 2 minutes before randomly coming across your post, thinking about asking a career-related question in a post as well. So, maybe this is a sign! LOL
Please keep us updated, as I am particulary curious to see what you learn more about. 🙂
MrsWBS: What is consulting?! You have my interest piqued …