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    Good careers that you would advise?

    I'm trying to look into careers on the internet. I was thinking about be a physical trainer or something like that. What would you all reccamend?

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    porn star.

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    Yeah Porn star, just call me Buck Naked.
    But seriously, I need some help guys.

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    What are your interests? Besides training...
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    I recommend doing something that you fancy and not something just for the money.

    Get a job you like and you'll never have to work again.

    Porn Star sounds good.
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    Originally posted by YatesNightBlade
    I recommend doing something that you fancy and not something just for the money.

    Get a job you like and you'll never have to work again.

    Porn Star sounds good.
    Best advice given so far... sans the porn star stuff

    I graduated from college last May and have been working a desk job staring at a computer since last June. To me, it's a nightmare. I majored in something that would find me a good job making good money. Big mistake. You have to do what makes you happy in life or you will wake up miserable every day.

    This fall, I'm going to change all that. I have always dreamed of being a doctor. To me, no other profession would come even remotely close to the satisfaction that being a physician provides. I have re-enlisted in school, and will be shooting for the stars, and doing my prerequisite classes for admission to medical school. If I don't succede, then at least I'll know that I've given it my all. Do what you love doing.

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    I agree - do what you like, and in a field where you excel.

    Alternatively, you can do something you don't like, and make an assload of money, and retire early.

    I'm doing a mix. I like what I do OK, but it isn't really my dream occupation. But my wife and I do well enough and live below our means, so we will be in a position in 15, 20 years to Semi-retire. When that happens, i'm taking 2 years off to get my PhD, and I'll go teach. Make a decent living, and supplement my retirement income.

    Of course, things change.
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    Originally posted by Paul Stagg
    Of course, things change.
    Not talking about your wife there are ya Pauly ?!
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    LOL. No.

    She might have a good year (or more), or I might move up the corporate ladder faster than expected, and we might be able to do what we want sooner.

    Our retirement age is based on us making what we make now, not having kids, not moving, etc, etc.
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    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    I don't know about the "do what you like bit". Everyone seems to think this but in the end a career still means work. I think there is a very small percentage of people that are in jobs that they actually have fun at. Remember it is day in day out for years upon years...it's not some ride at the circus. Most of the time it's not the job that you take that makes things fun but how you feel in the environment and interact with the people. If everything is dull and boring despite the fact that the actual work you do is interesting you'll eventually get worn down.

    Just choose a career you are comfortable with and start wherever you can...get some experience and determine whether you will be a long term guy or someone who moves from place to place every couple years. You'll eventually find a place you can stay at for a long period of time...
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    Originally posted by YatesNightBlade
    I recommend doing something that you fancy and not something just for the money.

    Get a job you like and you'll never have to work again.

    I agree. I've had jobs I tolerated for the money, but it is much more satisfying to do something you love. I would do what I do now even if I won the lottery and never had to work again.

    And Paul makes a good point about living below your means. A lot of people get caught up in the cycle of wanting more, so they have to earn more, so they can spend more, which means they have to work more...etc. and are a slave to their lifestyles without building up any real wealth b/c they spend it as fast as they make it.

    Subversive idea: How about instead deciding to want less, so you need less, and therefore only have to work as little as possible OR do something that you enjoy? I can highly recommend it!

    Of course a lot of advertising agencies and producers of consumer goods would see their profits drop but...

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    That's exactly what my wife and I are doing, Ice.

    We could easily afford a house twice as expensive, and drive newer cars, and take more extravagant vacations, etc, etc...

    But we *like* our house. We have nice cars. We certainly are not living like paupers. We want for nothing. We live debt free (other than a mortgage and car payments where the effective interest rate is lower than what we make on our savings). We are certainly enjoying ourselves, have nice stuff, but are planning to not have to work when we can enjoy not having to work.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    I hope you find out what you want to do sooner than later. Soooo many people I know are still searching, or have decided to change after being heavily invested in a career - which most of the time requires going back to school. I've got a GREAT job in a field I enjoy - but it isn't what I want to be doing the rest of my life.....and I'll be going back myself (but I luv school so that isn't such a big deal for me).

    If you like fitness - and want to make decent money by spending EVERY day in the gym motivating unmotivated people - then become a personal trainer. If you want something more intellectually involved - become a physical therapist. If you feel you have great genetics and want to get paid to work out - then go pro (but that really only pays if you take so many steroids you shorten your life by half). Or if you think you know enough and other people care enough about what you know, become a columnist. Or if you don't care about money (or about having a criminal record), become a Green Peace demonstrator. (Just trying to give you options other than porn star.)
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    what yates said. minus the pornstar thing...it's really not all it's cracked up to be.
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    Originally posted by IceRgrrl
    And Paul makes a good point about living below your means. A lot of people get caught up in the cycle of wanting more, so they have to earn more, so they can spend more, which means they have to work more...etc. and are a slave to their lifestyles without building up any real wealth b/c they spend it as fast as they make it.
    Very VERY true.

    I'm earning three times what I was when I started working in Toronto, and I still "don't have any money".

    Anyway, my recommendation to someone just starting out? Try EVERYTHING. Maybe temp for a while to get some varied experience. It's important to find a company/field you like, and it's at least equally important to find a group of people you enjoy working WITH. Fundamentally we're all social animals, and if you work with a collection of a-holes, you will be miserable even if you have a good-paying, fun job.

    Some neat fields to get into, just picked out of the blue and/or related to the physical training idea:
    - multimedia production (the whole world's going digital.. good skillz to have)
    - get a loan and start your own gym (do it the RIGHT way!)
    - registered massage therapist
    - fitness model (if you're pretty enough) and/or publicity rep for a fitness related company
    - work for Outward Bound or something like it

    If you're like most people, you'll change careers a couple times anyway, so don't sweat it too much if you get into something you don't like.

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    Damn u some of you's are bitchin about sitting behind a computer all day I work in a 100 degree factory 40 hrs a week on afternoon shift lifting 25,000 lbs of plate a day and on top of that I have slight carpel tunnel in my wrists from the steady abuse of doing this for 2 years and I'm only 20 (I'll be 21 in a month). I guess it's my fault for not doing better in school or being a good athlete (which I really had the ability to be) I just hung around the wrong people growing up and they brought me down. Well at least I have 2 nice cars and can afford to buy a $1,300 cycle and have nice clothes. I also am a bouncer on FRI and SAT so there is another 7hrs and my only day off is Sun and I work 11hrs on Fri. Feel free to tell me to stop wineing anytime.
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    You guys are really helpful. My brother works for NASA right now being an accountant or something in the financial dept., and he hates it. I want to make a good chunk of money while loving my job. Now the trick is the find it. Loving your job comes before money though.

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    Well the best advice I can give you is to do something you like. I originally started out to becomae a DVM. Well I found out I suck ass at chemistry and knew I wouldn't be able to pull off a high enough GPA to get admitted to the *best* vet school. So I had to re-evaluate my situation. I knew I wanted to do something in agriculture, and I had always thought about teaching, so I went to see the college of Ag and decalred an agriscience major with a teaching option and minor in biology.

    If you want to see dissappointment, you would have paid good money to see me tell my parents the change in plan. I have never seen them so unsupportive of a choice I have made. But they listened and did some research on what I could do with my degree, and they are happy now. They realized that I will be happy and doing something that is fun and rewarding. And they found out the pay isn't too bad either LOL

    Get your generals out of the way and have fun taking some electives, you will find something that fits you. If your really stressing about this, visit the career center on campus and take a career test. That might give you an idea to look into certain fields, and from there you can job shadow.

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    Become a cop, i'm finishing my biology degree, i'll be making enough money with the police work to get my graduate degree done and might move on to forensics or something else someday, then again, i'll write tickets for 25 years bringing in 40k/year, not a bad lifestyle either way you look at it.
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    I second just_a_pup. If you have the right attitude, size, characteristics, NO CRIMINAL RECORD, become a cop.

    I'll probably get hired by a force in about 2 years when I'm out of college.

    My plans are once on a police force, go to university part-time and eventually get a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology or Criminology. That'll get me up to a rank between a Detective ($75k/year) which would be ace, or all the way to possibly a Chief of police one day ($115k+/year) or some rank somewhere in between.

    Either way I'd be satisfied just being a constable cause it is fun, very respectful, pays well ($60k+/year), unpredictable, and very satisfying.
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    if you haven';t already, go the he*l to school before you do anything.. Take anything, and figure it out later, but I guarantee your not going to be able to work at anything usefull without a degree.. (Besides, university is fun, and the chix are hotter than whatever you think is hot.) Everyone is right though, do what makes you happy, even if its sweeping parking lots (just go to school first!)

    First, evaluate your academic strengths, narrow the field a bit.. obviously you're not going to go to dental school if you can't grasp organic chemistry and pharmacology... then evaluate your socail and personal skills... if your quiet, don't be a teacher, if you're loud, don't be a librarian, if you're not agressive, don't get into finance or high pressure copropate jobs, etc etc etc... and make a list of pros and cons to each carreer choice.... make your final decision, then go the hell to school for it!

    ps.. don't be a financial planner in a small town, it sucks!
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