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Trainwreck Seeking Career Guidance

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I'm turning 27 in a few months and I'm realizing that life could be better. Problem is, I'm kind of all over the place and I don't know what the heck to do with myself.


Some background:

- MBTI personality type: INFJ (except I don't want to save the world anymore)

- Have a degree in graphic design, though I hate it.

- Have four years of experience working as a visual associate and love it, but it's not stable.

- Like to write, but I have horrible horrible grammar

- Like to create graphic sort of artwork, but never have ideas


What I'd really like is a stable job. While my visual job offers creativity and personal satisfaction, it's very unreliable. One week I'll work 40+ hours and another week, I'll barely make 12. ](*,)


I want to be able to earn enough money to move out of my parent's home, eventually pay off my debt and occasionally do fun things like travel. I'd also like to move the heck out of Florida, ASAP. (in six months would be great.) That's a lot to ask for, but I think that as long as I have steady work, it's possible.


But I just don't know where to look. I mean what kind of jobs are out there for someone like me? I've reached a point where I don't care if the job isn't my dream job anymore, because I'd rather have an enjoyable life outside of work (which is something I don't have because of the job I currently have).


So...suggestions? Resources? Anything?

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I'm not a big fan of ideas that are designed to make a person accept who they are and be complacent, and all the rest of that. I've seen the result of just 'getting a job' with my parents and it hasn't worked out well for them at all. So I can sympathize with you that this is not such an easy decision.


We'll start with the basics, you're female and you seem reasonably intelligent, so I am going to suggest two traditional female professions. Nursing and Teaching.


They're both more or less trades that you can almost always easily find work, pay decent money and the work is good and honest. Not glamorous but its a job that would beat most other things and its steady. You can also go over seas and move around easily, its a lot of security.


You could become an arts teacher at a school you could also teach primary school. Not sure how hard it is to do those things in the USA but in Australia its not all that hard, just a matter of being able to sit through 4 years of University.


Then there are the Accounting and Engineering but its really up to you what you want to do and if you want to go down that path or not. You could also look at basic office administration jobs too, I hear they pay alright in the USA and have decent security. You could end up a secretary and work for the government.


Australia is very different job market so I keep that in mind my advice might be a little off in that regard.

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