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

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 45
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aerospace engineer checking in here…I’m several years into my career building and testing space flight hardware. I wouldn’t want, nor could I imagine, it any other way. I love my job and thank my lucky stars every day on the way to the office that I get to spend another day living my dream.

Post # 46
2099 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am a Corporate IT Manager – I double majored in International Studies and Economics planning on joining the foreign service but my Fiance (now ex hubby) at the time vetoed it and made me choose between marriage to him or my chosen career.  In hindsight it should have been a red flag that the marriage would not work but I fell into IT, first as a trainer, then management, then a Unix Architect and now back into management.  It has given me the security of a corporate job as I was always the breadwinner but since in IT you work all hours and I was in a flexible company, so I was able to always be there and raise my kids as well as pay the bills – so I am very happy in what I do 🙂

Post # 47
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a scientist at a biotech company.  I perform experiments to hopefully find the next asthma or COPD drug.  I always had a interest in biology during high school so I majored in Biology while in college.  I worked in my professor’s lab and got a couple internships at a large pharmaceutical company. That’s what got me in the door to this industry.  Oh, my husband has severe asthma so I really hope that I find something to help treat his asthma. 

Post # 48
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

im an accountant — and i like it! i am taking the CPA exam this summer, so then i will be able to say that i am a CPA!… i like numbers, things being pretty much black and white and everything balancing.

my parents have never been good with money, so i think i did it subconsciously. i went through the business track in college and decided that i wanted a good secure, career — hello, accounting.

i currently work for a public firm but i hope to go private in a few years (less stressful).

Post # 49
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@jen24au: I also ended up in law school, but it was never really my plan when I was younger – I always thought I’d do social work…ended up considering law school towards the end of my undergrad, worked in between, and decided that law school was a good decision for me. 2 more months til the J.D.!

Post # 50
336 posts
Helper bee

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@kperry3: I have that book. It made me cry, and was the reason I decided I could never handle that kind of work. You guys really do a great thing! 


I’m a vet tech; I was just trying to decide what I wanted to do/go to school for, and I lost my kitten in sort of a freak accident. That, and the fact that I’d always thought about working with animals, sort of prompted me to get into it. I’ve been doing it for almost four years and I do love it. But I don’t see myself doing it long term- way, way long hours/high stress and high physical toll and the pay is just not worth it to do forever. IMO anyway. Still considering vet school but I’m really leaning towards going to school to be a P.A.

Post # 51
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, I just finally decided on my career choice. I know it seems a little late in the game, when I am about to turn 30, but it took a while to realize this is what I want to do. I thought Pharmacy Tech., was my ideal career, but it’s not. With nursing, I’m more hands on, and I would like to possibly go further depending on how I feel once I graduate.

Post # 52
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am a teacher and I love it!

I always knew I wanted to work with kids, straight after high school I worked in the states as a camp counselor – was suppoed to be one year in between uni but ended up doing it 3 years in a row!  While studying teaching at uni I nannied for various families.  

I am in my fourth year of teaching now, my first 2 years I had a composite class of year 5/6 (9&10 year olds) and now I am teaching year 1 (5 year olds).  I can’t decide which level I like the best – they all have their positives but at the moment I am loving the 5 year olds, even tho it is a long day with them and they get very tired.  Kids in NZ start school at 5 and do a day as long as all the other ages.

Post # 54
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I worked in online customer service and sales for over 20 years. Thanks to my genrous Fiance, I am now working for myself. I have my own business selling spice blends, that I came up with, and I am also a writer on the side. Not much money rolling in yet, but I have high hopes.

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