What kind of career does /b/ have and what kind of career do you wish you had? High school senior beyond clueless where to go next.
Cool thread let's see where this goes
im currenly learning how to fix cars etc and i enjo it very much but i whould also like to write. (in my native language)
Process technician. Pretty decent. Sometimes I imagine I had some real chill job with little to no responsibilities like working at the gas station where I used to work on the weekends. Realistically though, I just went with whatever. Unless you're real talented or you have an achievable goal in mind go for whatever seems alright.
Dropped out of med school, worked as lab tech for vet school for 2 yrs, recently full time NEET on savings until school in fall. I think agricultural engineering will boom in the next 10 years with medical marijuana popping up across the US. That's a lot of facilities that need designing.
technical engineer for POS.
I dont have a dream job, I enjoy what I do. If I had to pick one thing to do. It'd be drink all day. Pass out. Repeat.
well you are gonna have a great time when socialist sanders wins people are gonna pay for all your shit
Real estate agent. Love the job actually but wish I would have taken advantage of the Cisco networking classes offered to me in h.s. and college. I help rich brogrammers buy houses I won't be able to afford for 5-10 more years.
im a lawyer at a small shitty personal injury law office. honestly can't complain, i make about a third as much as they do at big firms but i also work about 1/5 as much. looking to branch out and build my own practice.
Current career: Paramedic
Dream career: Police
Still 21yo so I have lots of time. Don't choose a job that you won't love, you'll regret it. And don't worry about the money, it will come over time.
youre on the right path trust me. there will always be a demand for nurses but demand for pharmacists is cyclical especially in the cushier positions, and the jobs that do exist are no better than glorified cashiers.
I already deal with niggers quite a bit. A big part of why I want to be a cop over a paramedic is as a paramedic I have to deal with trash and their bullshit without being able to do anything unless police are there - as I am responsible for medical issues only. As a cop, I wouldn't have to take their shit when they go off on me, I'd just arrest their faggot asses and get a satisfaction boner.
Currently a lab tech still making hourly at 31. I wish I had gone to a better college and became a chemical or technical engineer. I'm comfortable but I could definitely be doing better
high school literally doesn't mean shit
fuck college, I got accepted then learned I couldn't go because the scholarship was too low (white dude, also straight) so I'd have to rely on my folks' credit to get a loan. Their credit is fucked, and so was I.
go to trade school
do tile work, make $200,000 per year after taxes as a master mason/tilesetter
t. hard fucking worker
>be restaurant tycoon
>live in a 7 million dollar house
>600 million dollars in the bank
>can't afford a 14 cent raise to the cost of my pizzas
Damn liberals, they want all their money handed to them.
Tester for telecom hardware, schooled in fine arts, of course I want to make living from making Art
may become bishop (probability is below 1%).
may later become cardinal (probability is below 0.03%)
Union pipe fitter/ welder... It has it's ups and downs, good money but very strenuous work sometimes. Also in the elements all day but all in all I take a lot of pride in what I do
The employees at a pizza place are some of the laziest fucks imaginable. And even if they're not, they're still retarded for working longer than it takes to find something else at a pizza place. They don't deserve more than minimum. And if pizza is your passion? Work hard and move up the chain or start your own pizza place. Can't hate on that
>tile work, make $200,000 per year
are you in a union or something? Are you doing residential or commercial tile? I did commercial for a summer and did okay, how long did it take to work up to that salary? Do you run a crew of guys or multiple crews?
I'm joining the Air Force, assuming everything goes well. I'd like to work in Intelligence or something there.
I highly recommend military if you don't know what you want to do, they'll set you up for a while, especially if you make a career of it.
I'm a jornalist, work in a local news channel, you faggots never heard of me since i'm from another country (Brazil).
I wanted to be a writer, i wanted to write my own lord of the rings but better, i still try sometimes but i just don't have the time anymore.
Odd jobs at a big corporation, not really IT, but kind of the asshole who bothers IT a lot asking for things to make other peoples work easier. I don't really do work myself. Also, I train people to do stupid shit. Basically look at this list of how to do things, and then do them.
I am looking to open my own business soon, but the FUCKING realtor hasn't called me back.
I could never be a teacher. You get paid shit, people never give you any respect, and the kids don't give a single fuck. One of the most important jobs too. I wish I could buy you a beer.
true .. military
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Nice i've always wanted to visit NYC, my family history dates back to when it was first new Amsterdam or new Netherlands I don't remember all the way until the 1950's. Is it a nice place?
>, almost every one of her friends I met was retarded or weird
I was completely unable to socialize with the other medfags, save a couple normal people. They are seriously fucking weird, and a lot of them seemed to have gore fetishes and other shit. Medicine attracts a lot of perverts for some reason.
I'm a nurse. It's a good field, especially for men. It's easy to advance. I have my BSN and have been a nurse almost 3 years and already have a nursing supervisor job. I work part time at another hospital in their float pool, I work wherever they are short. I make around 110k a year. I live in the south so I live very comfortably.
Current: journalist working for a big-ish Canadian daily newspaper
Dream: editor of a magazine like Revolver or Rolling Stone so I can get rid of the faggotry and bullshit they write now.
Maybe I'll settle for Noisey.
Trader for Bank Of America Europe.
It's pretty good.
26 now and was in the medical field for a while, retail before than that. Ended up deciding there's nothing I really love and should just get dollas
Turns out this is the best paying and most enjoyable job I've had. Moving to Sweden with it soon. See how it goes.
To echo what everyone else is saying don't worry about not knowing what you want to do. Pursue something, don't be a NEET, and if you hate it do something else.
what advice would you anons have for a 21 year old with 40 college credits who can't currently go to university, is a writer and is trying to publish a book before the end of the year, and is thinking about going into the Navy to try and see if I can find myself a career?
I need to think of something within the next month because my community college loan payments are coming due fast.
Mcdonalds? Anything really.
Being a writer is cool but might not pay the bills day to day. Been there and it's shit but as long as you've purpose the days ain't so bad.
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Dude, I know, they're bizarre fuckers. And then of course you have your rich kids on a parental scholarship that are completely ignorant of the value of money. I'm glad to be out of that shit and it sounds like you are too. It totally changed my views on medical care. I'd rather go see a shaman in Peru.
Well do you (/does he) want to be a writer or be in the army?
Join the army and that's what you'll do. Do something shit while having the hours to write it might not last forever.
Though honestly apart from the shittest jobs, most options are better than the army.
I've been working in and out of newspapers, magazines and other journalism jobs since 2009 but I'm tired of the bullshit.
I'm interviewing to get into a job covering the petroleum market for an international company, crossing my fingers on that one.
Journalism isn't dead but it smells funny.
Studying International Business Studies. Have a job in a distribution department and work for a consulting agency.
Planning to use my experience and the contacs I made to start at KPMG or PMG
Find yourself a profession quick before you stay in the sun too long and no employer will even look at you.
Take it from a senior who waited too long due to certain unfortunate events and now living on minimum wage
talk about cringe, all I can imagine is an elisted private first class slightly overweight /b/tard in the military with asthma working as a janitorial staff talking to other non-NCO's about Naruto and how much they enjoy cheetos and xbox on the weekends.
Right now I detail cars but eventually I want to own my own cannabis dispensary and restaurant.
Going back to school for my plant science degree next year.
I do want to open a detailing business on the side eventually though, I really like it.
I know celebrities go to Wendy's but that doesn't count
So youre the one making theese threads?
Unemployed Sociology major here
>middle and high school I did a lot of manual labor jobs
>high school into uni I worked in a movie theater. (Ie: being paid minimum wage to clean jizz out of Tyler Perry moviea)
>spent about 5 years working in a drug store. (From front end cashier to lead pharmacy technician)
>quit that shit when they hired a 16 year old kid off the street and gave him a higher starting pay than I was maki g after years of service.
Grocery co-op (so no small business loan), I live in the South Bay of San Francisco bay area. There is a farmer's market around the corner from my house and they come every Saturday, but the nearest marketplace Sunday-Friday is 6 miles away. So we have a dead zone where you can't get food unless it is fried.
If I can lease a small storefront for .60c/sq ft, my rent would be about $1,300/month. I'd advertise it as a 6 day a week farmers market and make some decent cash.
TL;DR Wholefoods type co-op in an underserved community
OP try to keep yourself busy all the time, it shouldn't be with things you WANT to be busy with, perhaps things you hate and you will soon realise what you would so much rather want to spent your time doing for the rest of your life.
I realised during Gymnasium (high school for Murica) that I wanted to work in the engineering/physics industry, because I found out that it really entrigues me and I want to make something of my life. Not that I want to be a legendary physicist like those big names you study about. Would be cool, but I think I may be a little bit late for that, but you never know.
I just want to do something that pushes humanity forward in some sort of way. Elon Musk is a huge inspiration to me, because he does exactly that. No he's not my hero, but it's good to have something to strive towards.
Professional pedo catcher for the FBI.... Wait I mean your average higschooler
Nah, but the kid they hired was.
I mean, manual labor wasn't bad. Seeing free movies was aight, but not a fair trade for cleaning cum. Drug store was way hit and miss. The people were the best and worst part of that job, with the shit tier upper management heirarchy being a constant second. Course, I'm sure that's everyone's story at some point too
I'm in the same boat but i'm 20, iv'e had 3 or 4 jobs that all paid minimum wage except for when i worked in a warehouse. I really want to find a better paying job i'm sick of breaking my back for 200$ a week it's bullshit. But i don't know where to go from here, school seems like a solution but it costs money and i don't know what i would major in. literally can't do simple math either so i would want to avoid any advanced math classes.
Currently: Army infantryman.
Don't really know what I want to do, but I've been very interested in being a physical therapist/something to do with kinesiology.
Going to change my job in the Army to a physical therapy specialist to get more experience. Would suggest the Army to anyone who doesn't know what they want to do, but make sure you have some kind of idea. Don't sign up for infantry just because it's a neutral job. It also doesn't apply very well to police jobs either.
UK based software engineer.
It's OK. If I could go back I would have done a real engineering degree (mechanical, electrical, chemical etc.) rather than this.
I am earning £30,000 at 26 with three years experience which is pretty good, but it's well within average. I will never earn > £50,000 doing this job IMO.
Im studying psychology atm, and even if i learn interesting things, its bullshit. Every career is in my country. We're fucked no matter what we do.
Oh right, i forgot about those fucking youtuber people earning over 3k€/month
Same here sometimes I just want to buy a motorcycle and just take off and ride till I die or my wheels fall off.
and just to say to any Americans reading this that software developer salaries in the USA are uniquely high. In the EU and the rest of the world it isn't especially respected.
I don't, but that hasn't stopped me before. I have $5k-$10k worth of capital to put down, I am hoping to raise $50k between six investors. I've researched costs involved, labor laws (I'd need 2 employees), and expected profit margins. I'd need to lawyer up initially, which would come out of pocket for me, and have them on stand by, and hire an accountant and tax guy (Me, I would pay myself to do that shit).
So yeah, writing the business plan now, but I need this fuck to give me a call so I can tell him how much his quote sucks and how reasonable mine is.
the only advice I can give you is go into something in the medical field. it's basically the only thing with job security. there are a billion IT people out there, so avoid that field. trust me, I know.
medical is growing every day as more and more fatasses are born every day. on average, people are getting less healthy, not more. so the demand for more and more workers in the medical fields go up.
anything dude. anything medical.
>taking sociology if family class because i majored in being a cuck
>teacher has the mosr nasally voice on the planet.
>it's like she's in her late 40s, talks like a high school cheerleader, but sounds like a toddler.
>always giving us advice on how she and her partner "raise their smaller being"
>smaller being is just their adopted autistic kid (so basically all of r9k)
>fastforward till after I've passed that class
>she comes into the drug store i work with her kid.
>asking me about if i remember all the advice she'd given me.
>meanwhile, her kid is throwing the most ridiculous tantrum.
>we're talking rolling on the floor and shit because he can't have an arizona.
>thinking to myself, give the kid an arizona and some skittles so i can put the little shit out of his misery.
Oh, haven't had the pleasure with interacting with another nation yet. Sadly most of the people you meet in the Army aren't very proficient in their jobs.
They have good hearts and are always up to talking about life, but it's hard to find people who are very good at their jobs.
Meat cutter at WholeFoods. Am trying to get more known in stand up comedy and TV writing.
I am an audiologist. Low stress, home by 4:45 M-F. $85k plus bennies. I am 27 years old and happy I made the decision.
It sounds like you have a decent handle on it tbh. I don't know what it's like in America but in my country the government will give you a lot of help to start a business in the form of grants and advice. It's always worth checking if you haven't already
what do you need to go through to get into this shit
I know someone down in the keys who makes around that range, has 2 houses and moves back and forth depending on whether it's crab season or not
Studying to become a med. doctor but i wonder if it's worth it at all...
It's not that easy. If I was to do an engineering degree now it'd have to fit alongside work, so I'd end up doing it with the open university or with a shitty distance learning university.
It'd take 5-6 years; I'd be 32 before I graduated and 33 before I entered a company as a graduate, assuming I found work quickly.
>in her brilliant parenting skills, she tells the kid to shut up, and blames corporate america for her kid having bad behavior. (Like you can tell when the kid has issues, or when it's just the lack of parenting)
>shit-kid is pretty angry at this point cause he cant have his nigger-nectar. (Arizona)
>looks like he's going to shit himself he's so angry... [Spoilers]
>kid disappears from annoying ass ex professor mom, and is on the toy aisle. Mom is frantic. " hurr durr, corporate america stole my kid"
>i wish they had cause the little fuck had gone to the toy aisle, taken a massive, Vesuvius-style shit, and proceeded to wipe his ass om the stuffed animals.
>she gets angry at us for not keeping track of her kid.
>mfw the company sent her a $25 gift card because her kid took a shit in our store.
>mfw when my black manager found out what happened and told her to keep her little niglet out. (She and her kid are white btw)
Currently working as an electrician while I wait to go back to architecture school in the fall
The job is okay at best, pretty boring work, but it pays alright
Yeah I do. I have complete control of the patient experience and don't have to answer to anyone beside the clinic director (who I never really talk to). Pay is decent for my age. I will cap out around $110k if I stay in the clinic, but I want to get into hospital/clinic management, so that will have more earning potential.
Currently in college
Just live life. You can always change your mind. Fuck bitches. Don't marry till you are 27-30
Me: big 10 degree, Econ. Quit engineering.
In the car biz, I run dealerships now. I have for 17 years. Six figures, always want more. Never worked a day of my life. If you know what I'm implying, answer.
Veterinary Post Mortem Assistant. Only one position above me and it involves shit tons of paper work and standing in a lab all day sampling literal shit for worm eggs.
Would much rather be a Gamekeeper on a pheasant estate like im bloody well trained and qualified for. Niche market jobs are a bitch.
(Pic related, a ram we did a few months ago)
You just have to be able to get up here, work hard, have the ability to put up with a lot of shit, huge waves and freezing cold weather. And the pay isn't spectacular when you first start.
>be a liberal
>go around apologizing profusely for everything bad white people that had nothing to do with me ever did
>let niggers fuck my wife because I'm a cuck
>let more niggers fuck my wife because I'm a cuck
>raise minimum wage to 18$ an hour so the stupid niggers in fast food don't have to leach welfare
>make college free
>fast forward 8 years
>all the small to medium sized businesses have gone bankrupt because of socialist regulations
>the big businesses now have oligopolies because of this
>the middle class has been obliterated
>college degrees are worthless
Royal Navy. Warfare Officer. Been in the Navy for 6 years but the process started 8 years ago as the waiting period was long. Getting promoted later this year which feels good considering I'm only 26 and finishing up part time degree in the meantime whilst ashore(extra chances of promotion).
Aiming to be Captain one day. If I can go higher even better.
What I wanted growing up:
Navy Fighter Pilot. Height fucked me over. Too tall for the aircraft which has a maximum of 6'2. I'm 6'6. Plus I guess it was good considering we currently have no aircraft carriers or the new aircraft bought from the US. My career would be stagnant now.
When I was working at the movie theater, it always used to be interesting to see what people smuggled past the front door "security".
>one guy wore a long trench coat and fedora and had a friend of his get into like a 69 upright position. With the trenchcoat on, he just looked like a tall fat neckbeard. Motherfucker snuck a person into the theater looking like the average /b/ browser.
>had another case where somebody called pizzahut from the theater and had them deliver to the back door. When I came to clean up after the movie was over, there were 4 large pizza boxes, a thing of breadsticks, a couple of coke liters, and i watched the delivery guy just straight up walk out the emergency exit
4 years undergrad, 4 years for my doctorate (required in the US). I think you can get away with a master's degree in Canada though. It was pretty expensive, but I still think it was worth it.
Have you ever heard of non-combat trades, the airforce, navy, or the reserves/national guard. I've been fixing engines in the army for 5 years and it's safer than working at a gas station in my opinion.
I sell dope. Actually got some fent of the Mexicans in right now. Some junkies are going to die most likely.
If you love it, you love it. I've been at this for 24 years. It's not all sunshine and rainbows but it's pretty fucking sweet. Headed to town early with a blown gear in one of my engines now. Still happy to be here...
I never "need" to buy a car and I do enjoy the buying process when I can walk when the deal doesn't suit me. I don't like that fucked feeling you get though when dealers screw you in the trade in. I know you need to make a profit and all but WTF? Half the retail value? Can you explain that to me? Any tips for helping myself get the best deal on a used car?
Yeah Canadian forces have way better training than most american forces. I've worked with the Americans and most of them think so to. In Canada 'pie maker' isn't a fucking military trade
In canada you pick your 3 favorite trades before you apply. If they are open and you get a good enough score on the aptitude test then you pick your favorite. If not then they will offer you the other trades. Then you have to spend years training so that you can apply to go overseas.
That's a whole thread on its own. If you are buying a 1-3 year old common car, there is not much price variance. Say you are looking at a 2015 Camry...lots of supply, prices are all about the same. A dealer will typically make 800-900 if we are lucky on a $14999 car. Instead of Camry, fill in the blank..fusion, Altima etc
i am an electrician in industrial automation
its a fucking awesome job if you are in replacing and repairing physical measurement systems
and since its the chemical industry you trade about 20 years if lifetime for cancer and good money
>live less more money
>Be frugal for a year
>Go into maximum frugality mode and quit your job
>Go to University
It can't be that hard. I'm sure you can do work on the side as a software engineer if you really needed more.
Great money, and I'm surrounded by hotties most of the day. Can't really complain.
dream job would have to be an actor, but the likely hood of becoming a successful actor almost non existent
Sounds smart anon. Good business sense.
I tried to convince my dad to open up his own soup kitchen/deli. He's a chef of 30-something years and one of the most talented i've seen. He could out-cook everywhere else. He had an investor and i would have gotten a rich family member to invest in him. I wrote out a business plan and broke things down. Gave him a list of BoH stuff. I told him if he answered all of it and made a plan for it i would do the rest
The plan was for I to get it started and get some sort of shares out of it to get some residual revenue while i went to university. Too bad he is lazy.
Weird how so many of these Engineers and other professionals have GED level grammar.
Anyow, I'm a QRE at a Ford plant in MI, currently make $40/hr.
Wish I was an EE, they can make $200k+ at some of the companies around here.
I'm a guy as well, and don't really run into many other male hygienists, but yeah there are a lot of babes in this field. I also fucked several hotties in school. And the program was only 2 years. Not to mention you can technically go wherever you want when you're done because the demand is pretty high across the u.s. You just have to take the boards for the location you want to go to.
have IT, wish I had Psychology(worked as a therapist)
or a priest cause boy pussy
keep going bro, you kinda motivated me.
in other words, stop being a nigger and teach those kids how be entitled!
Pro: great pay;
chicks will suck your dick for money
Cons: horrible work hours;
you only hear ppl. bitch about their issues.
4th year US allopathic med student here. Is it worth it? Hard to say yet, haven't seen any financial rewards yet. But I have a lot of family/friends who have finished residency in the last few years and they all make at LEAST $200k as attendings
Med school itself honestly was not that bad. People who bitch and moan about it are probably just doing it for attention. You have to have a good mind for science/math and care about helping sick people to at least SOME degree
That being said, the hardest part for me is yet to come.. residency really does suck balls.
Feel free to ask me anything.
I'm in business development for a saas product. Thought I'd be stuck in my semi-rural southern hometown with fat, bible thumping, racist fucks forever. Definitely like where I am better than where I was.
Good earnings, relaxed atmosphere. So good it's scary, TBH.
>Though honestly apart from the shittest jobs, most options are better than the army.
If you get the right career dat Federal retirement is sweet. My fellow retired SNCOs either don't have to work or have skate DoD/contracting/civil service/etc jobs.
I did the smart thing and joined the Air Force. I'm retired debt-free. Silly people do't have their eyes on that wonderful retirement pay and benefits package, and 20 years flies by.
Navy has excellent tech training schools too.
Pharmacist, that owns a small pharmacy. It was hard to put up and lost a lot of money. Maybe it was too risky or was making bad decisions. Thinking of closing it but people have great expectations for me. I wish i just took up law after graduation.
Finishing up my undergrad in history. I'd like to get a job as a professor/researcher at some university, but chances are I'll end up teaching little shits at a high school. Dream is to write, but I'll put that at around a 5% chance of happening.
Funeral homes are huge rip offs. My little brother died 2 years ago and we still can't get him a headstone cause the minimum charge is like 5 gs.
We have to pay people thousands of dollars to put my brothers body in the ground. Taking advantage of people when they are at they are worst.
Get fucked faggot.
We were raised by a foster family for the first 12 years of our life and they were intense Christians.
Wasn't my call.
They buried him and left. Now he's in a unmarked grave while I try to save up for a $5000 piece of stone to say he's buried.
Check this out faggot. Get yourself through college with your first choice of career. Graduate and get a job. Go back to school and get a 2nd degree in what you actually wanted to do. The first degree is for your parents the 2nd one is for you. In my opinion get a teaching degree, fuck barely legals, then go back to school and become a professor. Pussy galore all dumb bitches give it up quick for a passing grade.
if you don't think he needs one for the afterlife then don't get him one. do you think that he would have wanted you to bankrupt yourself in order to give him a useless stone?
if not then don't get him one. unless your religion states that he needs a certain form of burial, then graveyards are for the living and not for the dead.
they give the relatives a place to grieve and to go and talk. graveyards are for the living.
the only place that you can connect with your brother is your heart. nowhere else.
don't ruin your life for him. do something he would be proud of. do something in his honour.
that way, he can make a difference even though he is no longer here.
just pick a thing/profession that you (kinda) like and do that.
over time you get better at it and you will earn more money.
also general tip (helped me): do every thing you can. even if you think that you won't like it. if you haven't done it: do it!
join some kind of group (music, theater, discussion etc.), go work abroad/somewhere else (tour around and work there (maybe for minimum wage but you will make experiences)). doesn't matter what: do it!
eventually you will find something that you like or you'll write a book on all the stuff you did in 40 years of finding yourself.
worst thing one can do (if you are miserable atm): stay put and don't change anything.
i like scuba diving, but im already too old for that.
Even if i were to "pursue my dream", scuba diving isnt gonna give me shit money wise.
At least not where i live.
Also, id need to invest literal thousands in training/equipment, but poorfag.
Same thing with music, which would be the other option. Tool old, cant expect to make money with music.
Still, I decided I wanted to study music when I was like 22, but i was too old by then and wasnt admited.
move to a tropical island and teach rich kids to scuba dive. Banks loan money, if you cant get a bank loan find investors. Your too old excuse is total bullshit. You can do whatever you want you're just too much of a pussy or a lazy cunt