HOW MANY CAREER CHANGES HAVE YOU MADE?

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    Aug 18, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    With the economy the way it is for the first time in my 16 year career do I realize it's time to let go... Too much competition, and not even enough freelance work to occupy any kind of future. I read some interesting articles on Law Degrees and how it opens your future up to just about anything vs. other degrees. However, it also suggests a lot of law students will be stuck with student debts that are not worth the effort of a law degree. I am considering a degree in English because I believe with the rise in people going back to school, I can find a career in education plus I chose my current trade in publishing with hopes of publishing my own writing someday. Making a career change is really brand new to me and something I have only considered and never considered thoroughly. I wonder how many of you have made that choice and how the results turned out, or if they turned out?
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    Aug 18, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
    for me I changed 3 times. I managed a retail store, then I did 8 years in the army then became a massage therapist in 98
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    Aug 18, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    Four major career changes:
    Electronics Technician
    Carpenter
    Engineering Assistant
    Pilot

    Edit: Non-major careers include: musician, photographer, photo retoucher, videographer, webmaster, producer, adult/fetish actor & model, and jack-off specialist wannabe.
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    Aug 18, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    I have been in the same career since 1981, although I have held a number of different jobs with different employers....My field is very small, very technical and interdisciplinary, so it crosses several fields...It is actually what I got my Bachelor's degree in...I never took employment in the field on my Masters......I am considering jumping careers, but It will be something that lets me travel and work remotely on the web...still working it out, though, once my boys have grown and moved out on their own, I will jump ship and try something new...icon_cool.gif
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 18, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    I have been:

    Barman
    Waiter
    Content Development in English and Japanese for an International company that lead into working for HR (in English, Japanese, and Spanish)
    Flight Attendant (Current)

    I have volunteered to help kids in a summer program, kids with cancer at the hospital, Breast Cancer Charity Fundraiser

    I'm a Graduated of International Relations
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    Aug 19, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    Restaurants for almost 18 years, followed by financial operations/management for 11 1/2 years, and now going back to college for math education.
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    Aug 19, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    I think I'm actually in my first 'career'. All my other occupations were just jobs while I was at university. My research focuses have shifted in the five years I've been doing this research though, but that's what I like about my job - variety icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 19, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    - Started college as an Architecture major, ended up a French major and Theatre minor with teaching credentials
    - Professional actor, four years
    - Non-profit in France, four years << the best
    - Non-profit in New York City, two years
    - Computer clerk and gopher at large insurance company headquarters, four years
    - Computer Trainer, twenty years; ten as a F/T employee and now ten as contract employee
    - moving into full-time real estate investor, "buy low, sell high"
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Aug 19, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    from 18 to 36.(now)


    print model (legit, boys..legit)
    radio DJ personality <~~ my best
    TV (talent and series creator and writer)<~~ i love being funny for your money
    stand up comic<~~ adderall works
    veterinarian tech (early 20's)
    karate teacher/choreographer/all forms of self defense <~~ since 9yrs old no choice.
    life coach <~~ office in bev hills
    Nuclear Medicine (retired at 34yrs old but still licensed)
    (one more I'm not gonna say because it's classified for real)<~ highest income earnings and favorite, no, not porn.

    I have added 3 associates, a bachelors, masters and ph.d there too. I get bored. 8 career changes, no ulcers, no addictions,serial monogamist.


    the things you do to make your Greek parents happy icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 19, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    Karate1974 saidfrom 18 to 36.(now)


    print model (legit, boys..legit)
    radio DJ personality <~~ my best
    TV (talent and series creator and writer)<~~ i love being funny for your money
    stand up comic<~~ adderall works
    veterinarian tech (early 20's)
    karate teacher/choreographer/all forms of self defense <~~ since 9yrs old no choice.
    life coach <~~ office in bev hills
    Nuclear Medicine (retired at 34yrs old but still licensed)
    (one more I'm not gonna say because it's classified for real)<~ highest income earnings and favorite, no, not porn.

    I have added 3 associates, a bachelors, masters and ph.d there too. I get bored. 8 career changes, no ulcers, no addictions,serial monogamist.


    the things you do to make your Greek parents happy icon_wink.gif


    nuke
  • turtleneckjoc...

    Posts: 4685

    Aug 19, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    Three for me:

    1. Sports writer
    2. Finance (banking, mainly)
    3. Travel industry

    After being downsized, rightsized, bought out and issued more golden parachutes than the 38th Airborne, I got out of banking and went to selling vacation packages.

    The next move will be to start the NML (National Masturbation League). LOL.