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

Asked by glial (2996points) 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 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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