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    My ambition is to one day find something that interests me enough to take it up as a career/hobby and not do it for the money. There's got to be more to life..
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    I am hoping to take a Web Design and Television Media course. They accept and encourage people who have experience in the fields therefore an ICT /Media is extremely useful, plus I'm already designing. This will lead to my jobs.

    WEB DESIGNER
    - Why? I have been doing it for a while and its dead enjoyable. Freelance work pays well, and experienced workers earn £30,000 plus. I want a job I enjoy and something I am good at. This fits.

    SCREEN MEDIA DESIGNER
    - I think its cool how they make the things on TV (like channel 4 logo and the TOTP opening) and I think it would be interesting to do this. Its something different which expands to numerous areas.

    ACTOR/SINGER
    - The dreamy job! Just cos it's something I love. Though I know I wont end up doing it.
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    I'm intrested in why people/students decide to persue certain careers. I always thought that perhaps many people went for degrees/qualifications to get a well paid job. I know this view is not true, as many people have made careers in things such as teaching, charity work, etc. There are other careers such as persuing one in medicine.

    So can the people who have decided on their future careers, please enlighten me as to why you want to do it. Regards.
    I'm not sure. But if i don't become a succesful writer before i'm thirty, as previously mentioned i will spend the rest of my life suing Macmillian publishers. After my degree I will most likely go into teaching for a few years which sounds challenging and worthwhile before i really decide what i want to do. Hopefully I won't wont end up teaching English alongside the awful head of English at my school - it's the prediction of my peers, another being I will marry into the Royal family - however i doubt you could class that as a career
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    I always thought that perhaps many people went for degrees/qualifications to get a well paid job.
    I don't know what I want to to after my undergraduate degree. Doing a higher degree is an option, but if my ideas at the moment are scientist, banker (or other high-flying job in the City), civil servant and (later on in life) teacher.

    I would like however, want a well-paid respectable white-collar job.

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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    I'm intrested in why people/students decide to persue certain careers. I always thought that perhaps many people went for degrees/qualifications to get a well paid job. I know this view is not true, as many people have made careers in things such as teaching, charity work, etc. There are other careers such as persuing one in medicine.

    So can the people who have decided on their future careers, please enlighten me as to why you want to do it. Regards.
    I want to become a geography teacher. It's all i have ever wanted to do. I want to do this job because:

    a) I like children
    b) I love geography
    c) I like the power you get as a teacher in the classroom
    d) It's dynamic, changing, every day and pupil is different
    e) I don't mind all the extra work and stuff
    f) Being a geog teacher you get fieldtrips
    g) I think it will make me happy as i'll be pursuing a lifelong dream and helping people
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    I either want to be:

    1) Nurse
    2) Paramedic
    3) Teacher

    Not sure which yet but once i've finished my degree im going to go into one of those fields
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    The legal profession. Or something related.
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    i would like to be an actuary or maybe a stockbroker. its very good money, good lifestyle and i kinda want to break the cycle of doing labout jobs like my parents. i also would like to live the dream of driving a BMW to business trips.
 
 
 
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