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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Career ?

I was just wondering what everybody here does. I am currently in school, but don't really know what I want to do. I have thought about engineering, but not sure if it is something I would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. It seems interesting now, but what about 10 years later? I have also thought of an econ/business degree, but have no clue what I would do with it. I would like to start a higher end car and motorcycle rental business but don't think it would do all that well, and require a huge amount of money to start up.

Basically, I am lost and confused as to what to do with the rest of my life, and was wondering if you guys and girls could share what you do.
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I am a freshman planning on Electrical Engineering. Tons of money. I plan to start investing full time within 10-15 years.
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freshman at the local tech school working on getting my pilots licence and planning on joining the airforce after graduating
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in school (yes school at my age) finishing AS degrees in Computer Networkings and Service Technology and Computer Operations. I am the guy everyone wishes their IT depts had
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Systems Administrator and Information Assurance/Security for the US Army (contractor).

Takes a lot of $$ and time to stay on top of your game in the IT Field, and honestly the best place to stay on top of your game is as a military contractor..... the military has the budget and the direction for staying somewhat close to the top of the playingfield when it comes to hardware.... not always so much on software though.... but they've been getting better.
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In School although this semester is a wash because of family health issues.
Going for Forensics. What are yet I don't know. Maybe Computer forensics but I like the dead stuff. Ideally a CSI job is what I want.
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I'm a junior in college, computer engineering. LOTS of work but decent money
with your decision. remember, nothing like this is permanent. plenty of people get a degree, work a while, then go back and get a completely different degree.
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post #10 of 92 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thats the problem. I hate school, so I have a feeling if I leave, I'm leaving it for good. I was in a geomatics engineering program, basically surveying, and just didn't like it. I've thought about mechanical and aeronautical, but the Calc 2 just kills me. Its not that its impossible, its just if I don't see the point in math, I tend not to do well in it. I need to see a practical application.

I appreciate the responses so far.
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NP.

I think of some great advice given to mewhile I was in jr/sr high school.

"If you love your job, you'll never really work a day in your life."



Hence the reason why I'll be leaving the IT field in a few more years... lmao. But anyways, best luck on your decision. And my Finish up your degree....

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no need to work for a living, there is enough old money around to be had. just do what my buddy did, go marry a stinking rich ugly girl...

sorry, i need to rephrase that... it is much easier to date a divorced stinking rich ugly girl with baggage.

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I already have a good gf, far from rich though....

I will defintaly get a degree, just not sure in what, which is why I am thinking business/econ.
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I already have a good gf, far from rich though....

I will defintaly get a degree, just not sure in what, which is why I am thinking business/econ.
Be a lawyer. Not much math needed for that. Kind of easy, just be prepared to work a lot.
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Anybody on here a lawyer? People close to me think I could be good at it, but it does take a lot of school. Would be interested to hear about someone being a lawyer.
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I'm a mechanical engineer. I got my BS, and now I'm working on my MS (with thesis) and then my PhD. I do research as well as take courses. I'm almost done with course requirements though. The school gives me free tuition and covers my living expenses. Good deal.

Stay in school as long as you can and collect degrees, preferably not paying for them if you can. The market sucks right now anyways.
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my neighbor is a real estate attorney (lawyer), she makes LOTS of money, is always taking time off to go on vacation and doesn't have to deal with defending scum bags and such in court.
might be worth a look/see.


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i am mobile electronics manager for a major electronics retailer. (for the past 7 years.)

i graduated from motorcycle mechanics institute last november as a harley technician, then realized there's no money in it.
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harley technician, then realized there's no money in it.
Really? With the amount of time those things spend in the shop?
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Anybody on here a lawyer? People close to me think I could be good at it, but it does take a lot of school. Would be interested to hear about someone being a lawyer.
I have 3 lawyers in the family. One practices employee benefits and compesation law, and the other 2 practice medical malepractice law. They all generally work 10-12 hours a day, but they do make a very good living.
Its certainly worth the 3 extra years of school.
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