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Old 04-21-2011, 09:46 PM   #41
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I'm in my 4th year to have a BA in English. I work for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia which is a government crown corporation that insures every vehicle in BC. I work on their computer technical help desk, and I love it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #42
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Decent HS education and will soon complete my 25th year as a Goldsmith. The last 15 of which has been running my own business making and repairing jewellery.
Who'd of thunk it...two jewelers on the site. I hardly meet one in person.
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Cool thread, nice to know we have a nice mix of people and jobs.

Barely graduated HS (find out I could walk three days before graduation)

Slumped into Florida Keys Community College and started my AA
Found out I have a knack for math. Started with basics and then started taking Col. Alg and trig together. Then took Calc.1 and 2 together. AA is done. Still taking some classes online and doing more advanced mathematics.

Got accepted to UCF for Mech. Engineering and want to do Army ROTC for my remaining years.

However, I am on the verge of enlisting and finishing school after I get a chance to go over seas. I am bored with school and really want a change of pace for awhile.

I don't know what I want to do for a living.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:54 AM   #44
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WTF am I only only guy who's hobby is his job?

AAS in Automotive Technologies. I'm an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician. I work on cars for a living... LOL
Im about to finish a 3 year program in Auto Tech. AS coming soon, but I think I may go for Mechanical Engineering...
Basically, it's going to be like starting college all over again. I turn 21 next month. Awesome.
I realized working on cars is going to get old after several years.
On the good side, I don't know many people my age who make as much money as me.

Currently work at a shop, its a large company that most of you have probably heard of.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:55 AM   #45
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In 3 weeks I'll have a BS in Aerospace Engineering. I'm slated to be a developmental engineer in the astronautical engineering field for the Air Force, just waiting on orders.
Awesome, I didn't figure this out til I moved to TX, but I recently took an internship at NASA for engineers, and they are recruiting the hell out of engineers. In the AF you will probably end up in Vandenburg, Cape Canaveral, or somewhere up in North Dakota babysitting ICBMs. But NASA has bad assed internships. Any TX residents should check out TX aerospace scholars to get your foot in the door, and escalate as you see fit.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:24 AM   #46
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I'm almost done with my AS in Pre Engineering and will be entering UT's BS-MS program for either Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:24 AM   #47
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3.5 years of manufacturing engineering, including maxing out my local CC's math series to vector calculus.

3 years as a gear cutter/machinist (amazing experience for my manufacturing degree) and made a lot of nice parts both for the company and my car and bike. I was doing amazingly well there, but it was too intellectually boring, and not very gratifying.

Currently a CNA2 (certified nurse's assistant). I've been doing this for a year now, and am starting at a local hospital on Monday. Moving towards being a nurse. Might do EMT/paramedic.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:18 AM   #48
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:53 AM   #49
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Snowboard instructor in the winter.

Odd jobs in the summer.

I guess i don't quite have it figured out like some of you..
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:18 AM   #50
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Wow, quite the list of accolades in this thread. I am very impressed.

Well...both of my adopted parents passed away before I was 16. I had to drop out of high school and find my way very early. It's a damn shame too. I held a 3.92 GPA out of 4 in 8th grade with honors in math and science.

Bounced around for the next 2 years never seeming to be able to stay in one place very long. Got my first full time job at 18 in a fabrication shop in the assembly department and worked my way up to a Welder/Fabricator/Machinist. Did that for 8 years in 5 different shops then started working construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

I have been an Operator for the last 14 years but it slowed a lot after the housing market crash. I am considering getting my GED and switching careers but I'm not sure if I want to do it since I'm already 40 years old. I would hate to have to start all over again but whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

I suppose if I really want it, all I have to do is apply myself.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:11 AM   #51
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I do stuff.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:07 AM   #52
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Degree in mechanical engineering. Now my position is "nuclear engineer" but I'm really just a paper pusher. I'm looking at grad school for off-shore wind power development.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:05 AM   #53
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Two years of EE
Then, An AA and BA on HFT (Hotel, foodservice and tourism administration)
Specialized in F&B, worked at hotels for too many years.

5 ASE certificates, about a dozen others on diagnostics from various institutions.

Currently have a small company, partnering with my wife, providing communication consulting and translation services, and having the time of my life.
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WTF am I only only guy who's hobby is his job?

AAS in Automotive Technologies. I'm an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician. I work on cars for a living... LOL
I decided I didn't want to risk getting burned out on my hobby, by doing it for a living. That and the pay for an IT job is higher, and I wanted to do something computer related before I decided on the car thing, so I fell back on that. Otherwise I would be a mechanic myself.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #55
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Wanna be like Brain do you?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #59
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Snowboard instructor in the winter.

Odd jobs in the summer.

I guess i don't quite have it figured out like some of you..

I disagree, sounds like you've got a better handle on it than most.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #60
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I should have been an engineer
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