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I am starting school in spring. I have NO clue what I want to do. I have a few interests..but honestly, I know I am not good/smart enough to make a lot of my interests my career. Like..


I love animals. I would love to help them. But as far as becoming a vet I know I am not smart enough and I will faint at the sight of anything bloody.haha. So that is out of the question.


I love photography. But my father is a world wide famous photographer. I don't really want to try and compete with him. I want my own talent.


I love to paint. But I am not good enough to make it a career.


I am not putting my self down, I am just being realistic. I hope I can figure this out soon. I am already 25](*,)


BUT The whole point of the thread is to ask what YOU do for a living? Or what you are going to school for/want to go to school for? I am just curious...

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specifically i'm a superintendant at a construction company trained in electrical engineering. i do a little general engineering, a little managment, and a lot of business stuff. but whats most import is the following:


I get paid. and i really like that.


Some people try to give us this idea that we should pick a job based on what we enjoy. I disagree. I picked a job based on what I was competant and trained to do and would give me the best return on the investment of my time.


I use what I'm paid to do the things I love, and help the people I care about. I don't hate my job, but if I won the lottry tonight I wouldn't be coming in tomorrow.


If you can find a job that pays well and you enjoy, more power to you. If you can't, find a job that pays well and you don't hate, and spend the parts of your life you have left wisely and live to the fullest.

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I will have a master of music performance degree in May. I want to be a music professor of some kind. I will probably be going on for a Ph.D. or a DMA further along. Who knows.


As for you Snoopy... don't worry too much about what you want to do when you graduate. Part of college is helping you figure out what it is you enjoy doing and are good at doing. You'll end up learning all kinds of things about yourself that you didn't know before.


Make sure that you take a wide variety of classes, and take classes about stuff that interests you.


What type of college are you going to- liberal arts, community college, tech school?

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I'm an engineering student at a university. A little over a year ago, I began tutoring physics at my school, and while I'm still majoring in engineering, I now plan to work as an engineer for only a few years, then take my experience to the classroom (either community college or high school).


I'm a pretty ambitious, driven person, so for me time is more important than money. Having summers off gives me the option of either working, or pursuing my own ambitions.


I'd like to get a second degree in physics, and a master's degree in mathematics, but we'll see how my finances hold up.


Also, I have to agree with Gath somewhat. My interest has always been robotics, and so my dad advised me to not go into robotics, for if I were working eight hours a day building robots for other people, probably the last thing I would want to do is come home and build my own robot. Thus, my degree will grant me the necessary knowledge to build robots as a hobby, while teaching as a career certainly shouldn't burn out my interest in robotics.

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I'm 27 and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I thought I was on the right path, but then things didn't work out.


Maybe this is not what you wanted, but some thoughts. You love animals, but there are other ways of working with them other than being a vet. You could study business (specifically non-profits) and then work for an animal shelter. You could work on a farm doing various things.


You enjoy photography, but I don't think that you need to think of it as competing with your father. Although we don't know what kind of photograher he was, you could do shoots for advertising, artist photography, family/special events photography.


The arts are a rough field to make a living in. If you enjoy painting, certainly you could work on your skills and see if this is something that you could do. But what about getting a degree in arts management and working for an art galary? Or art history?


I think that you are smart for looking at things realistically, however I would avoid the tunnel vision and consider exploring other related options. Also, I think it's smart that you are looking towards career choices beyond what you know now. You might develop an interest that you didn't know that you had.


Good luck!

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