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What is your career and if you had it do over again would you have chosen it?

Asked by glial (2981 points ) July 26th, 2007

Are you happy with your career choice

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travistotz's avatar

Graphic Design - I would totally do it all over again! I had a blast with being an Art major in college, and highly involved in it in high school as well. I love having the ability to make things "pretty", and giving life to things that have lifeless qualities. I love my career, and my only complaint is that I sit in front of a computer everyday at work for 8 hours - but if I didn't I might never find great sites like "Fluther". I can definitely see myself being a designer for the rest of my life!

Perchik's avatar

Right now I'm just a summer intern, doing website application design for the State. I love the job itself, but I hate the beuracracy that comes with the state government. I'd like to pursue this type of job further, but in a different setting.

gooch's avatar

I am a firefighter and I love my job. It hasprovided well for my family. Because the pay is not the best I probably should have stuck with my original goal and become a doctor.

josephnc1975's avatar

I am a collections manager for a regional bank. It wasn't my original plan, but it's good money and it pays the bills. One day I would like to own my own business. Maybe a nightclub or a jazz restaraunt.

glial's avatar

Web Designer/ Developer for a state organization also. I would do it again.

mzgator's avatar

Paralegal/notary public....now a stay at home Momma and wife, and no, I would not change a thing.

segdeha's avatar

I am a web programmer/developer. Before that, I spent a few years in college student affairs administration (long story). I like webdev a lot, but if I had to do it over...

I started college back when dinosaurs ruled the earth (where, by "dinosaurs" I mean members of Ronald Reagan's administration). Knowing what I know now (both about my interests and aptitudes and how technology has progressed) I would have double majored in movie production and computer science. Maybe I'd have hooked up with Pixar back in the early days and been a gazillionaire by now. Ah, sweet hindsight...

Seriously, I am happy with my career. I've had a lot of great experiences over the years. I haven't made my fortune (yet), but I'm like where I am.

hearkat's avatar

I'm an Audiologist... and I wouldn't trade for anything.

I was clueless about a career and even dropped-out of college for a couple of years and was almost 23 by the time I first learned about Audiology. I knew immediately that it was a perfect fit-- I get to use my analytical/numerical left brain while helping people improve their lives.

15 years later and patients often comment about how I obviously enjoy what I do. It's the best compliment when one of them gives me a hug in appreciation.

Jill_E's avatar

I majored in graphic arts/pre-press/advertising. It was a blast creating things and worked for a label art company and newspaper company. All those years, from time to time volunteered working with children and teenagers. Now I am a stay at home mom. Am itching to volunteer, which I will do soon at my son's preschool. The journey I chose, I don't regret a bit.

rrsiers's avatar

I have been a teacher and coach for the last 18 years. I have loved teaching and coaching and feel as if it is my vocation.

cwilbur's avatar

Software developer, because it pays the bills, and I didn’t choose it so much as wind up in it by default. If I had the chance to do things over, I wouldn’t wind up here, and I’m trying to figure out how to get out of it.

jgoose's avatar

I am headed for a career as a scientist in biomedical engineering, or as a professor in the same field. I dont know if I would do things completely differently, but I would like to know how I would have fared as an auto mechanic, specializing in customization. I have always loved custom cars, but I was worried that I didnt have the talent or connections to make a decent living doing it. That and I worked at a dealership for a summer and most of the service people seemed unhappy and unpleasant, and I didnt want to end up there if I failed in my initial intention in the field.

megalongcat's avatar

Communication Design and Technology. If I had to do it over again I wouldn’t hesitate to choose archeology or bioengineering.

Supergirl's avatar

I am a teacher, but wish I had been a family psychologist. After seeing the plethora of families I have been exposed to I really wish I was trained, and could help.

Zen's avatar

@glial Nice question. It gives us a chance to talk about our fave subject (ourselves) and tell you (and us) about what we do. It’s almost like a party – handing out business cards. Well done!

I teach.

Love it.

Excalibur's avatar

I am in The Arts. At school I happened to excel in a broad range of subjects which a very clever head of school told me was not good and she was right. I actually loved both the sciences and the arts but really should have been studying the sciences. Unfortunately, I realized when it was too late. I still maintain my interest in the sciences however, so I guess I have the best of both worlds.:)

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