(Closed) What did you want to be when you grew up and what career do you have now?!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 32
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I apparently told my parents, when I was like five, that when I grew up I wanted to “manage my trust fund.”  HHAHA.

In middle school I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist…but then I thought I was bad at science so I gave that up.  What the hell, teenage Peach?  You were not bad at science!!!

In high school I thought maybe I’d…figure it all out in college.

In college I thought I might go to law school…or get a PhD and teach college.

So now I’m a reading specialist.  

But I think what I really want to be is more of a literacy specialist, where I help teachers teach literacy in their content areas, and then help the students who need extra support as well.  

And when I am older I want to be a professor of children’s literature.  

And also I should be a writer I think.

Post # 33
4854 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wanted to be a barber apparently, according to my grade 1 book.

Grew up to be a polysomnographer. Lord, I can’t wait to do something else. 

Post # 34
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

I wanted to be a Lawyer.

I’m now a Governess.

Just a wee bit different – though I still use my debating skills!

Post # 35
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wanted to be a lawyer. Then I failed out of a legal studies undergrad because I hated it. Then somehow ended up being a neuroscientist-in-training (don’t have doctorate yet), even though I had 0 science background. 

Post # 36
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wanted to be… A horse. No joke. After I grew up a little and realized that wasnt possible, I wanted to be a vet. Now… I have no clue. I still want to work with animals, but I dont think I could stomach being a vet. I also wouldnt mind working with kids, but I dont know what exactly I’d like to do in that department. I wouldnt mind working at a daycare if it paid more.

@BrandNewBride:  Whats an infant room teacher?

Post # 37
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wanted to be a mermaid or a unicorn. I’m now an unemployed broke-ass college student. LIVIN’ THE DREAM! GO WILDCATS!

Post # 38
1924 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a writer.  That persisted for quite some time.

Now I’m a high school history teacher!  I always considered teaching, but always thought I wasn’t the right person for it.  I LOVE teaching!

Post # 39
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

When I was 3 years old, I told my parents I was going to grow up to become a Vet.  I kept that dream alive for 15 years, even worked at an animal hospital and went to school for it.  Then one day I realized I fell in love with the idea of helping animals, but I’m against euthanizing, so I knew I couldn’t stay in that field. 

I also knew when I was very young if I didn’t do that, I would be a Hairstylist. Little over 20 years later, I am a Hairstylist and Makeup Artist. 


Post # 40
169 posts
Blushing bee

I wanted to be an attorney. I graduated from college and completed my first year of law school, then decided I wanted to be a nurse! Lol. I’m in nursing school now 🙂

Post # 41
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wanted to be a florist or an interior decorator.

Now I’m a lawyer. But I still kind of wish I was a florist or an interior decorator!

Post # 42
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@allyfally:  Sounds a bit like me.  I am still looking for the perfect job with animals.  I did try working with babies as an infant room teacher also.  Basically, I got paid minimum wage to change diapers, get spit up on, and see how many screaming babies I could tollerate before I snapped.  It wasn’t bad, but may have been more enjoyable if I hadn’t of taken the job for the main purpose of facing my fears.  lol


When I was a kid I only wanted to be a Veterinarian.  Specialized small animal surgery.  Ok, the last part was in my teens.  I was pre-vet in college but got my Bachelors in Biology.  I lucked out and now work in the veterinary diagnostic lab of our college, doing research with viruses and immunological testing.  I still don’t know what the next step in my career should be, but I would love to work with small animals, specifically exotics.  For now, I settle for livestock.

Post # 43
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wanted to be a teacher for FOREVER! (Still do really!) But now I’m an RN. Maybe I’ll go back to school to be a nursing teacher 🙂


@southern_sweetheart91: Good luck in nursing school! I just graduated in May and I am soooo very glad to be done!

Post # 44
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wanted to be a ballerina. Then I wanted to be a marine biologist and train dolphins at Sea World. I grew up to be a speech language pathologist working in elementary schools and doing early intervention with kids 0-3 years old. 

Post # 45
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wanted to be an astronomer. Then a microbiologist, then a graphic designer. 

I’m a primary school teacher!

I joke that I want my next career in air traffic control. It looks awesome.

Post # 46
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wanted to be a lawyer.

got the grades to get into law school. But changed my preferences on the closing day to Nursing. 


im am now an emergency registered nurse,

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