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What career do you want to do?
Why do you want to do this career?
What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
How are you going to get your chosen career?
How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?
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What career do you want to do?

Counselling

Why do you want to do this career?

Cos i'm a jolly nice person

What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?

Pro
Helping people to move on.

Con

Could end up with burn out

How are you going to get your chosen career?

Degree in Social work / Counselling studies to begin in Sept 2004

How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?

I should have my own business by then, so loads of money :cool:
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What career do you want to do?
Special effects for the film/tv industry

Why do you want to do this career?
Get to meet lots of different people, work on new projects all the time, have something interesting to talk about at the pub (haha)

What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
Pros - interesting, a bit different, good money if you do well, meet lots of new people, work in an innovative environment

Cons - crap money to start off with, relatively hard to get into, not much free time

How are you going to get your chosen career?
I have no idea - going to uni is a start...then I'll hopefully get an internship with a multimedia production company in my 3rd year

How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?
When I first start I will prob be at the bottom of the ladder, earning about 15-20K....by 30 I hope to be on at least 35K, then after that who knows...my happiness is more important than money - if I enjoy the job and don't dread going to work in the morning, have enough money to eat, run a car, live in a comfortable house and socialise occasionally, then money isn't a major issue.
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Well obviously nothing is set in stone and i need to gain more confidence if i want to do this, but:
What career do you want to do?
Teacher
Why do you want to do this career?
I've wanted to be a teacher since i was about 5. I get on well with younger people, i like the atmosphere in schools, i like being in control and i will be able to use my geography knowledge directly.
What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
Pros: good holidays, field trips, working with young people and adults (other teachers), continuing geography, jobs satisfaction, job security, varied days (i stole the last 3 from Happy Sunshine )
Cons: some kids don't care about what you're teaching them, lots of work out of school
How are you going to get your chosen career?
Geography degree followed by PGCE (maybe a year out inbetween)
How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?
I don't really care, as long as i'm stable that's all that matters
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What career do you want to do?
Teacher - probably primary.

Why do you want to do this career?
Mainly because I don't want to get to the age of fifty and think, what have I done with my life? I don't want to be someone who works so many hours a week for so much money, yet has no time to spend and live it up. The thirteen weeks off a year allow me to have a life, infact apart from enjoyment and knowing I'd make a good teacher, this is the main reason I want to be a teacher. I'd die if I had to work 50 weeks a year doing the same boring job. I'm used to school holidays way too much.

What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
Pros:
  • 13 week holidays!
  • Job satisfaction.
  • Varied days.
  • Job security.


Cons:
  1. Lack of status.
  2. You'll never earn over £100,000.
  3. Hard Work.
  4. Children can be *****.


How are you going to get your chosen career?
Do a straight degree, or joint degree with education. Unlikely I'll do a Primary QTS, because I change my mind so often.

How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?
When I start £23,000. Thirty: £35,000 Fifty: £55,000+ - Ambitious.
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What career do you want to do?

Law

Why do you want to do this career?

Because Law is a mentally invigorating and continually evolving subject which underpins society.

What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?

Pros: above
Cons: Cut throat competition

How are you going to get your chosen career?

Hard graft

How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?

First start: 22 - 30k
Thirty: Upwards of 45k
Fifty: Upwards of 100k
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(Original post by Happy Sunshine)

Cons:
  1. Lack of status.
  2. You'll never earn over £100,000.
  3. Hard Work.
  4. Children can be *****.

You could earn just over £100K if you become a headteacher at a large school.
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You could earn just over £100K if you become a headteacher at a large school.
I think that's just really bad, large secondary schools in London? If this is possible, it still takes ages compared to being a good lawyer. :mad:
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I think that's just really bad, large secondary schools in London? If this is possible, it still takes ages compared to being a good lawyer. :mad:
So what? More to careers than just money. pfft lawyer
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I think that's just really bad, large secondary schools in London? If this is possible, it still takes ages compared to being a good lawyer. :mad:
Yes it is possible...I know my old headteacher earned in excess of 85K anyway...and I read somewhere it can go above 100K, depending on the size of the school. I have been considering going into teaching (I come from a family full of teachers) but I've seen what it's done to my mum....
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So what? More to careers than just money. pfft lawyer
Totally :cool:. But, argh, it's such a battle... I want money, but I want 13 weeks off a year! I would make a good teach' though, I would. :cool:
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But you could work, say, in the city for ten years, earn lots of money, then move out and get a less stressful job but still have plenty of money to live on from that first 5/10 years work.
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But you could work, say, in the city for ten years, earn lots of money, then move out and get a less stressful job but still have plenty of money to live on from that first 5/10 years work.
Yes, now that's an idea, a good one. But the guilt?

Fast earning jobs?
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Totally :cool:. But, argh, it's such a battle... I want money, but I want 13 weeks off a year! I would make a good teach' though, I would. :cool:
What A level subjects are you doing/intending to do and what do you want to teach?
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What career do you want to do? IB
Why do you want to do this career? "Cream of the crop" feeling - some of the most challenging and stimulating work out there, international travel, lack of monotonous 'routine' and with the workload you can't get bored.
What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
Pros: Stimulating; high salary; status; "living the high life" basically.
Cons: 100+ hour weeks; sometimes it's simply work-sleep-work-sleep.
How are you going to get your chosen career? Apply next year as a uni finalist, with some finance-related work experience (IB internship, accounts, Treasurer etc).
How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty? Starting: 30-35k, Thirty: 6 figures, Fifty: You're either a head on 6/7 figures or would have left in your 30s.
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Yes, now that's an idea, a good one. But the guilt?

Fast earning jobs?
A teacher of mine did that. Worked in the City for a couple of years, earnt a six-figure salary, got pissed off with it and went into teaching. Doesn't appear to suffer from vast amounts of guilt. He still gets pissed off with teaching but only with the bureaucratic rubbish
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What's all this about associating the city/finance jobs with "guilt", I fail to see where guilt comes into it.
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What's all this about associating the city/finance jobs with "guilt", I fail to see where guilt comes into it.
When exactly did you get a fetish for a large salary? Once upon a time you wanted to work for the BBC on a lowly wage. What has happened to you Jools?????
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What's all this about associating the city/finance jobs with "guilt", I fail to see where guilt comes into it.
I mean, you'll probably argue otherwise but you have to ask what you actually do for society but earn money? Money cannot beat love, friendship and helping the disadvantaged.

As you mentioned you could be working 100 hours + a week, which if you enjoy your job, that's fine but eventually you may get tired of it. At 100 hours per week, when can you spend the money you have earnt so hard?

But, the guilt bit is mainly because if you've got the gift of being able to help someone, for me I should use it.

Ahh... I've turned into some sort of love the world person. :rolleyes:
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When exactly did you get a fetish for a large salary? Once upon a time you wanted to work for the BBC on a lowly wage. What has happened to you Jools?????
I honestly don't care that much about money. If anyone tries to refute that there's plenty of evidence to show that I've considered careers (journalism, media, marketing) where the pay's not that great. I'd be happy to be doing this IB work for half the wage.

A high salary is nice, but its really not that important. As long as you can live comfortably and buy stuff you need - any 'surplus' to that requirement is pretty much wasted. I'm spending stupid amounts here because I can, but my quality of life wouldn't be much worse if my pay packet was sliced in half.
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