Alternate Career.

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    Jan 20, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    Right now I am a grad student working on a Master's of Public and Community Health. I have no real career goals pertaining to this particular degree, but my ultimate goal is med school and become a pediatric surgeon. HOWEVER, sometimes I consider completely different career paths than the one I am pursuing.

    If I were not currently doing this with my life, I think that it would be incredibly interesting to get into cake decorating...think Ace of Cakes. Specialty cakes fascinate me...if it weren't for grad and med schools....I would totally be decorating cakes right now.

    What about you guys...if given the means and resources...is there an alternate career path that interests you??
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    Industrial design.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    I haven't even yet embarked on my career. icon_cry.gif So not thinking of anything specifically. But if I had the time and the money and wanted to pursue to something completely different, I want to study life sciences (excluding humans). Anything related to biology, but probably would most gravitate to paleontology.

    They're the two passions of my life - digital art and biology.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    Sed if you wanna study paleontology come on over to my house.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    LOL. I think that would still qualify as archeology and [paleo]anthropology. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    If I weren't already up to my balls in student debt and just getting my footing in a career in the first place, I'd think of going to law school. Or pubic relations.

    But really, all I wanna do is be a writer, a la Dan Savage or Augusten Burroughs, only better.

    Edit: that musta been totally Freudian. I genuinely thought I typed 'public' relations.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    I retired from a 34 year career in public education in and out of the classroom and now do interior design for the holiday season and career education consulting. The holiday decorating came about from doing the high school prom for 20 years and people asking me to do their homes. I have also worked part-time as a model and stripper at times. It has all been good.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    Facebooking.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    I've thought about getting out of the military to become a massage therapist. I think it's amazing how much relief a therapist can bring a person. Not to mention the job pays well. I would like to specialize in deep tissue/ shiatsu and hot stone massage.
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    this is actually my alternate career....well, sort of....i had a choice between nursing and art school when i graduated from high school. i chose art school to try it and prove a point that i dont have to be conventional.

    funny how life will change and divert you, but i am VERY happy with changing paths and becoming a nurse icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Turn_n_cough saidI've thought about getting out of the military to become a massage therapist. I think it's amazing how much relief a therapist can bring a person. Not to mention the job pays well. I would like to specialize in deep tissue/ shiatsu and hot stone massage.


    well when it comes to that, sign me up. icon_wink.gif hot stone massages are incredible.
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    Jan 20, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    WickedFast said
    Turn_n_cough saidI've thought about getting out of the military to become a massage therapist. I think it's amazing how much relief a therapist can bring a person. Not to mention the job pays well. I would like to specialize in deep tissue/ shiatsu and hot stone massage.


    well when it comes to that, sign me up. icon_wink.gif hot stone massages are incredible.

    Hellz yeah! As if getting paid for massage wasn't good enough; your clients will love you for your ability to heal. Assuming you are a quality therapist. I've had some crappy massages before. I hate when I want a deep tissue massage and I get some petite chick who doesn't have enough weight behind her for the level of pressure that I want. I've never really cared for softer relaxing Swedish type massages.
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    Jan 20, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    zdrew saidIf I weren't already up to my balls in student debt and just getting my footing in a career in the first place, I'd think of going to law school. Or pubic relations.

    But really, all I wanna do is be a writer, a la Dan Savage or Augusten Burroughs, only better.

    Edit: that musta been totally Freudian. I genuinely thought I typed 'public' relations.


    Yeah, I am trying to get into PR right now. I also want to to marketing or market research. Kind of a radical departure from my political science, but at least I have prior research experience.

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    Jan 20, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    I'm actually thinking about getting my masters in adult education, and become a diversity trainer

    OR become a bartender

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    Jan 20, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    If I weren't in the thralls of nursing school pre-reqs.


    I'd be a rock star.
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    Jan 20, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    justinono saidcake674.jpg


    haha i love it.