Post # 31
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 🙂
Post # 31
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
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
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
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
I am in Nursing School and 2 months away from my LPN, start my RN in July 🙂 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 # 37
I’m an adventure guide 😀
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
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. 😀
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
@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
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
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
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! 🙂
Oh cool! Another Social Worker! Do you have your LMSW or LCSW?
Post # 43
I’m a communications specialist (aka writer) for a large company. I do mostly executive communications/employee engagement.
Post # 44
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