(Closed) What is your career, and how did you choose it?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a special education teacher, and I absolutely love it.

Teaching was my first career choice in Kindergarten, but between then and freshman year of college, I changed my mind about 70 million times. After working at a camp for kids with disabilities, I just knew that special ed was what I was meant to do. It comes really naturally to me and keeps me smiling πŸ™‚

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am an insurance underwriter and it chose me, I come from an insurance family. And while it’s not my dream job, I met my DH through it, 2 of my bridesmaids, my book club and tons of friends. My first company out of school even moved me to NYC, otherwise I would not be here right now. And I now make more money than I ever thought I would doing a non stressful job that didn’t require any extra degrees or schooling. I will most likely stay in this industry forever, but one day it would be nice to venture out on my own as an insurance agent or MGA. One day when I retire I’d like to do something creative like be an artist, but I have no urge to make that jump right now.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Physical Education Teacher’

I pretty much fell in love with sports and P.E. class in high school, and realized that I diff was not one that could have a desk job…just can’t sit still long enough. And I love children…So it was a win win situation for me.

I got my degree in Physical Education and applied at a billion schools and somehow ended up getting a job with a company to teach at 3 different private schools. :_)

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I fell into my last job and I enjoyed it but thought the grass was greener so left to be a teacher but knew straight away I’d made a mistake. Three years on I’ve done a years teacher training and then two years of full time teaching in a permanent job. I left that permanent job as I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do so now I substitute teach and hate it. Today i’m kicking myself as i’ve been told I didn’t get a job back at the company I left to be a teacher. Sorry but i’m a bit sensitive today and feel a bit helpless ;/

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m a Special Ed teacher. I teach 3rd-5th grade aged students with severe disabilities. 

I knew from the time I could talk that I wanted to be a teacher – but I never would have guessed that it would be Special Ed. In high school I took an “Early Childhood” class at our career center and observed a SpEd Preschool class. I was terrified by it, but for some reason (divine intervention) I signed up to do my internship with that class. Since that day in 10th grade I’ve been on track to be a Special Ed Teacher.

I love my job (even though it can be stressful, frustrating, and sometimes depressing), but I adore my students and the good ALWAYS out weighs the bad. However, I don’t plan to stay in this forever. My dream is to be a housewife (I’m a youth pastor’s wife – which is a full time job on it’s own!). But if I ever get to that dream I’ll still be spending all my free time volunteering with Special Olympics and finding any opportunity to work with people with disabilities.

Post # 35
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565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@helenberrycrunch: I am in Nursing School and 2 months away from my LPN, start my RN in July πŸ™‚ I cannot wait to feel the relief of graduation.

I also decided on Nursing b/c of family, I have a family of Nurses, have always been surrounded by it, and have wanted to be one my entire life.

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@PitBulLover: This is not what I want to do with the rest of my life though and I am still trying to figure that out!

Second that :/

Post # 37
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Newbee

I’m an adventure guide πŸ˜€

I work for a company that takes high-end clients on adventures!  Its awesome.  I do hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, and kayaking.  I’ve also been a river guide.  I’m a total people person and have found a way to make a great living being outside, talking to people!  It has the capacity to be super stressful, if the weather turns bad or somebody gets hurt a million miles from nowhere, but for the most part it is the best job ever!  I do continuing certification in first aid, wilderness first responder, and have various guide licenses.  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my job!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

I’m a copy editor at a newspaper. I knew my freshman year of high school that I needed to go the English/Comm route. I’m good at math, but crunching numbers wasn’t for me. I like the ability to be creative.

But, I want to get out of newspapers as soon as I possible can. The indutry is changing (not dying as some may think) and I haven’t gotten a raise in the almost 3 years I’ve been here. So, I want to get into PR. I’d love to do Comm for a university and there is a position open in my state. So I need to get on that application thing. πŸ˜€

But if Communication fails me, I’ll train to become an EMT. Complete turnaround, but I like helping people too. And sirens are cool.

Post # 39
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@missmuggins: I’m an associate editor at a theatre magazine. I started out as an assistant editor this past July but got lucky in that the editor-in-chief of the magazine hired me and then left shortly after training me. The then-associate editor was promoted, as was I. It’s kind of perfect, since I was a theatre and an english major in college. Though I love writing and arts journalism, I think that ultimately I would like to give theatre directing a full-time go; it’s my passion, and I’m young enough to work long hours for little pay :). My job is amazing, though, since 33 hours a week is considered full time w/benefits. The pay isn’t great and I live in a very expensive city, but can’t really complain since I’ve never been one to chase high-paying work at the expense of my happiness.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am a physician. I decided it was what I wanted to be when I was fifteen working at a small clinic.  I couldn’t be happier. I cannot imagine being anything else or finding a more fulifilling job.  I thank God everyday for the opportunity to take care of others in this way.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am a physician.  I decided this is what I wanted to be when I was fifteen working in small community clinic.  I couldn’t be happier.  I can’t imagine a more rewarding career.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m a Social Worker. I was adopted as an infant and always interested in Social Work. Then in high school I read “A Child Called It” and that was all I needed to decide I wanted to be a Social Worker. I’ll always be interested in adoptions/foster care… but right now I’m trying to find a job in a hospital! πŸ™‚

 

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@AmeliaBedelia: Oh cool! Another Social Worker! Do you have your LMSW or LCSW?

Post # 43
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a communications specialist (aka writer) for a large company. I do mostly executive communications/employee engagement.

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m an insurance agent, supplemental and life.  Totally fell into it, have been doing insurance for 7 years, and I’m good at it. The pay is really awesome now that I am on my own, and I love being my own boss.  This is what I’m going to do with the rest of my life, since it pays really well and I have to freedom to work as much or as little as I want

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