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    Do you know what you want to have a career in when you finish school/university?

    Lots of people I know seem to have known for years what they wanted to do, eg: my brother has known since he was about 10 he wanted to be a zoologist (sp?). But I have changed my mind so many times it's ridiculous, I've been through lots, but the main ones were:

    - Psychologist
    - Clincal Psychologist
    - Primary School Teacher
    - RAF
    - Private Investigator
    - Police
    - Programmer

    Just wondered since it's Saturday and I've not got much to do for a few hours, how many people know now what they want to do, or have known for some time. And how many people have absolutely no idea.


    Part of me actually prefers not knowing, as it means I can have more of an adventure finding out what I'm going to do rather than planning everything out, but planning certainly does help and lead to more stability.


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    hiya,

    I have gone through hundreds of job ideas, and stick with them for like a month :P
    I was considering:
    - Firewoman
    - Teacher
    - Nurse
    - Film music composer
    - Voice actor
    - Film animator
    - Marine biologist
    - Veterinary nurse
    - Vet
    - Zoologist (like your brother :P)

    I was seriously considering veterinary and completed loads of work experience but after going on a trip with other veterinary student hopefuls, I realised I wasn't set on doing it.
    I have always been interested in animals and at the moment I am definately thinking I will study zoology as it has always been a career I keep coming back to.

    I think the best way to figure out what you want to do is to get experience. I tried working in veterinary practices but found the work monotomous. Even though I was sad to drop the idea, it was a relief to cross it off my potential list :P

    Most of my friends have no clue AT ALL. like no clue. so I wouldn't worry and just see where things take you. get random experience and see how it works out

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    hiya,

    I have gone through hundreds of job ideas, and stick with them for like a month :P
    I was considering:
    - Firewoman
    - Teacher
    - Nurse
    - Film music composer
    - Voice actor
    - Film animator
    - Marine biologist
    - Veterinary nurse
    - Vet
    - Zoologist (like your brother :P)

    I was seriously considering veterinary and completed loads of work experience but after going on a trip with other veterinary student hopefuls, I realised I wasn't set on doing it.
    I have always been interested in animals and at the moment I am definitely thinking I will study zoology as it has always been a career I keep coming back to.

    I think the best way to figure out what you want to do is to get experience. I tried working in veterinary practices but found the work monotomous. Even though I was sad to drop the idea, it was a relief to cross it off my potential list :P

    Most of my friends have no clue AT ALL. like no clue. so I wouldn't worry and just see where things take you. get random experience and see how it works out

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    Oh yeah, Vet was another one of mine as well. But I did a week's work experience at a Vets when I was at school and that kind of put me off it. Watching operations, cleaning up acres of poo and washing and comforting a sick dog who was about to be put down was all a bit much for me.

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    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    Oh yeah, Vet was another one of mine as well. But I did a week's work experience at a Vets when I was at school and that kind of put me off it. Watching operations, cleaning up acres of poo and washing and comforting a sick dog who was about to be put down was all a bit much for me.

    aww, I wasn't too fussed with all the blood and gore but I drew the line at the poo. their was one dog that had a problem... down there, and it continually went and guess who I had to clear it up... me. I was not impressed to say the least.

    I saw a dog be put down too was very sad, especially as it was a labrador and looked like identical to my labrador Bailey

    anywayyy, how long have you got till you apply to university then? will you be applying September 2010 like me? I have to start looking round universities now its scary to think I will be going to uni in less than a year and a half, I can't even iron! :woo:
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    (Original post by Mally-xo)
    aww, I wasn't too fussed with all the blood and gore but I drew the line at the poo. their was one dog that had a problem... down there, and it continually went and guess who I had to clear it up... me. I was not impressed to say the least.

    I saw a dog be put down too was very sad, especially as it was a labrador and looked like identical to my labrador Bailey

    anywayyy, how long have you got till you apply to university then? will you be applying September 2010 like me? I have to start looking round universities now its scary to think I will be going to uni in less than a year and a half, I can't even iron! :woo:
    I'm already at University :p:

    Just have no idea what I'm going to do when I leave.


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    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    I'm already at University :p:

    Just have no idea what I'm going to do when I leave.


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    ahh right, well what are you studying?
    I am pretty set on studying Zoology at either Bristol, Exeter or Durham but I will have no clue what to do after that anyway :p:
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    I've also had about a gazillion career ideas throughout my life.
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    (Original post by Mally-xo)
    ahh right, well what are you studying?
    I am pretty set on studying Zoology at either Bristol, Exeter or Durham but I will have no clue what to do after that anyway :p:
    Doing Computing, cos in the end I decided it was the one thing I've consistently been interesting in for years. But I can't see myself working with them 9-5, they piss me off :p:

    I still am sort of interested in teaching, but I'm just not sure.


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    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    Doing Computing, cos in the end I decided it was the one thing I've consistently been interesting in for years. But I can't see myself working with them 9-5, they piss me off :p:

    I still am sort of interested in teaching, but I'm just not sure.


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    oo right, well to be honest, I think most people do a degree and then end up working as something completely different :P going to university just shows an employer that you can stick with something for three years, that you are independant and ambitious etc

    well my sister is at university at the moment and shes doing english literature with media and shes going to be a teacher. if you're interested in teaching, you can do a PGC which is like another year where you get fully trained to be a teacher. I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what your degree is in, as long as you have a C and above in English, Maths and Science GCSEs

    what university are you at if you don't mind me asking? and is it good? I am constantly trying to find out about all the universities and if they are any good
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    (Original post by Mally-xo)
    oo right, well to be honest, I think most people do a degree and then end up working as something completely different :P going to university just shows an employer that you can stick with something for three years, that you are independant and ambitious etc

    well my sister is at university at the moment and shes doing english literature with media and shes going to be a teacher. if you're interested in teaching, you can do a PGC which is like another year where you get fully trained to be a teacher. I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what your degree is in, as long as you have a C and above in English, Maths and Science GCSEs

    what university are you at if you don't mind me asking? and is it good? I am constantly trying to find out about all the universities and if they are any good
    I'm at Coventry.

    It's okay, but I've never seen any others up close so I can't compare it to anything else really. Most of the lecturers are alright, some of the foreign ones are hard to understand though. In general it's okay.
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    I'm going to be a book editor.
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    ahh cool, my grandparents live there, its quite a nice city
    well good luck anyway with choosing your career
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    I didnt have a clue right through school and uni. But recently Ive been through quite serious phases (filling in applications, researching, reading books, emailing people etc) where ive wanted to be:

    a volunteer for a charity abroad - decided I dont want to be away from home for years. If I want to travel I'll save up and do it in between jobs.
    a teacher with TeachFirst - the reality of being a teacher to a class of disruptive kids isnt as glamorous as they make it out to be.
    a doctor - takes +10 years to qualify properly and seeing people die everyday would just make me sad. I have so much respect for the people who do it though.

    Ive finally decided on having a go at being an entrepreneur because im in love with the idea of working for myself and being in control of my own destiny. And I can tell it'll be an awesome adventure what ever happens.
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    A doctor :yep:

    I'm not sure if I want to specialise in anything just yet. In the past year I've gone from wanting to be a medical officer in the RAF, to a heart surgeon, to a paediatrician, to an A&E doctor to a GP...
    I'll just see where it leads me, I suppose. I've got a few years until I need to start applying for uni, and by then I'll hopefully have lots of work experience under my belt and a clearer idea of which sort of doctor I want to be xP
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    As a young child, aged 5 or 6, I wanted to be a vet. Then, I developed a cat allergy that put a stop to the idea.

    When I got to about 9/10 years old, I decided I wanted to work in computer programming. In time, again, I realised that I wanted to keep my (excessive) use of PCs as a hobby. For a few years, I had no career in mind (though my Mum was pushing me to become a lawyer), then at 14/15 I decided I wanted to work in the media.

    Now, I do.
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    Something media related/creative. Marketing, PR, web/graphic design, TV/film/radio/magazines etc.

    I work in law at the moment and have the opportunity to train to be a solicitor (sponsored by my employers) but I know I would hate it, no matter how respected a job it would be, and no matter how good the salary would potentially be. I really dislike law but it is virtually impossible to get any of the above mentioned jobs, because I'm working towards a degree right now but don't actually have one yet, and have no relevant experience. It's rubbish!!
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    I've never wanted to be anything other than a journalist.
 
 
 
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